• Full name David Frederick Luethje
  • Born 11/11/1999 in Vero Beach, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Florida
  • Drafted in the 40th round (1,200th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018.
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    Luethje is a lanky, 6-foot-5, 185-pound righthander who was seen at a massive prep tournament in Merritt Island, Fla., early this spring. At the event, Luethje was upstaged by big arms like Mason Denaburg and Carter Stewart, but the Florida commit showed come intriguing upside with an upper-80s fastball that featured natural arm-side run. He also showcased a fringe-average breaking ball in the mid- to upper 70s. His breaking ball blends in shape between a curveball and a slider, as it has standard, three-quarter shape at times, but drops into a more horizontal, 10-to-4 breaker with loose bite when his arm slot drops. Luethje has reached the low 90s in shorter stints and teams think that he might eventually throw in the low to mid-90s regularly thanks to the ease of his delivery and a tall frame that should continue to fill out.

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