• Full name Bishop Joel Letson
  • Born 09/15/2004 in Louisville, KY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Floyds Central HS, Floyds Knobs, Ind.
  • Drafted in the 11th round (332nd overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2023 (signed for $482,600).
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    School: Floyds Central HS, Floyds Knobs, Ind. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Purdue
    Age At Draft: 18.8
    A lean and wiry righthander with a projectable, 6-foot-3, 165-pound frame, Letson impressed when he showed increased velocity early this spring. After pitching in the 87-89 mph range during 2022, Letson showed a 90-93 mph fastball at PBR’s Super 60 Showcase in February. The pitch has solid arm-side running life. Letson does have impressive arm speed, with long levers and a deep arm stroke in his delivery, as well as significant recoil and head whack throughout his finish. That delivery could increase his reliever risk, but Letson’s upward trending fastball velocity and a frame to dream on has teams excited nonetheless. He has also shown the feel to snap off a good slider in the 78-82 mph range. At times the pitch can look slurvy and back up when he leaves the pitch up or to his arm side, but at its best it shows hard, late breaking action and two-plane depth. He needs to work on his feel for a changeup. Letson is a Purdue commit, but his gains this spring could have him as a day two draft target, potentially as high as the third or fourth round.

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  • RHP Bishop Letson assigned to Carolina Mudcats from ACL Brewers.
  • RHP Bishop Letson assigned to College Workout.

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