• Full name Robert Broom
  • Born 09/17/1996 in East Ridge, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mercer
  • Drafted in the 10th round (313th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2018 (signed for $136,800).
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    A sidearm righthander out of Mercer, Broom is an unconventional pro prospect but should get drafted because of his incredible effectiveness, as well as his three-year track record in the Southern Conference. He has been the Bears' relief ace since 2016, and in three years he has compiled 260 strikeouts and just 69 walks in 194 innings. Broom throws in the upper 80s with an immensely low arm slot and--true to his name--has a sweeping slider that is a nightmare for righthanded hitters. To his credit, Broom has also been effective against lefthanded hitters, striking out 36.9 percent of the lefties he has faced in 2018. A changeup that moves away from lefthanded hitters helps him avoid damaging platoon splits, but his slider has also been useful against both righties and lefties. Broom is more than just a one-inning reliever, as 21 of his 28 appearances this spring have lasted longer than one inning.

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