• Full name Wyatt James Strahan
  • Born 04/18/1993 in Santa Ana, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Southern California
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (94th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2014 (signed for $558,700).
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    Strahan has intrigued scouts with his arm strength and physicality since his high school days, but his control held him back in his first two collegiate seasons, during which he posted a combined 63-59 strikeout-to-walk mark. His feel for pitching took a step forward in the fall, when he generated some buzz among scouts for touching 97 mph and flashing a good breaking ball. He has held down a job in USC's weekend rotation all spring, going 4-4, 3.59 with 69 strikeouts and 34 walks in 83 innings. His fastball sits comfortably at 92-93 mph and regularly touches 95-96. He has a physical build at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, with broad shoulders and a strong lower half, but he has a short stride and an upright delivery, which hinders his command and leads to some long-term durability concerns. He flashes a plus curveball with 11-to-5 break that has more depth when he throws it in the high 70s, but can reach 82-83 mph. Some scouts also say his changeup flashes average, but he uses it sparingly. His delivery and lack of fine command likely make him a better fit in a relief role at the next level.

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