• Full name Kevin Martin Jepsen
  • Born 07/26/1984 in Anaheim, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Bishop Manogue
  • Debut 09/08/2008
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (53rd overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2002 (signed for $745,000).
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    Word spread quickly early this year when Jepsen's fastball lit up the radar guns at 98 mph and his slider chimed in at 91. That solidified his stock as a first-round pick. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound righthander hasn't repeated that velocity since, but he has shown three quality major league pitches with good mechanics and an effortless delivery. His fastball, which was 89-92 mph last year when he battled minor injuries, settled in at 93-95, and his slider in the mid-to-high 80s. His slider lacks good bite and consistent command. He also has the makings of a major league-quality changeup. Jepsen doesn't have the same upside as a lot of his first-round peers because he is almost physically mature now.

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Best Tools List

  • Rated Best Curveball in the Los Angeles Angels in 2009
  • Rated Best Reliever in the Texas League in 2008
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Texas League in 2008
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Midwest League in 2004

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