• Full name Samuel Ayres Selman
  • Born 11/14/1990 in Austin, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 198 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Vanderbilt
  • Debut 08/01/2019
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (66th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2012 (signed for $750,000).
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    The Angels made a serious run at Selman when he was coming out of high school in Austin, Texas, drafting him in the 14th round. Selman instead headed to Vanderbilt, but he has not broken through as a star at the college level, in part because he pitched just 12 innings in his first two seasons for the Commodores. He got his work in the Northwoods League the last two summers, working a combined 86 innings and going 2-4, 3.89 for Mankato. Selman got his chance this spring but pitched his way out of the weekend rotation before working his way back into the mix, and his 8-3, 4.03 mark made him Vandy's most successful starter. He has added strength to his slender, 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame (he was 160 as a freshman), and he maintains his fastball velocity more consistently, sitting 91-94 mph and reaching 95. His inexperience on the mound shows, as he's not adept at making adjustments on his own, and scouts question his feel for pitching. His secondary stuff lacks consistency, and a wrap in his arm action inhibits both his control and release point on his slider and changeup. Selman has upside and needs innings, but he may not be an easy sign even as a Vanderbilt junior.

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  • High Point Rockers activated LHP Sam Selman from the temporarily inactive list.
  • High Point Rockers placed LHP Sam Selman on the temporarily inactive list.
  • LHP Sam Selman assigned to High Point Rockers.

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