• Full name Steven Grant Sides
  • Born 06/22/1989 in Northport, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Samford
  • Drafted in the 12th round (368th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2011.
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    Samford has a potential first-rounder for 2012 in lefthander Lex Rutledge, who moved from the bullpen to a rotation spot this season. The Bulldogs' talent is concentrated in its freshman and sophomore classes, and the team won a school-record 37 games this season. A pair of righthanded relievers, Andrew Jones and Grant Sides, and are the team's top pitching prospects this year. Sides has run his fastball into the mid-90s after returning from Tommy John surgery. His 1.78 ERA this year was the best of his career by a long shot, and he still has more career walks (73) than strikeouts (70). He served as Jones' set-up man.

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