• Full name Justin Michael Fall
  • Born 06/11/1999 in Toms River, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Arizona State
  • Drafted in the 17th round (509th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2021 (signed for $125,000).
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    Fall certainly passes the eye test when he takes the mound—a tall, well-proportioned southpaw who looks like what teams want in a big pitcher. He ranked as the No. 208 player in the 2020 class after impressing for two years at Brookdale (N.J.) JC, but struggled with his control in a four-game stint for Arizona State in 2020. He’s cut his walk rate almost in half this spring, walking 4.3 hitters per nine innings, while pitching off of a fastball that sits around 90 mph with sink and a slider in the low 80s, although he was erratic in his lone postseason start. Fall started the year pitching out of the bullpen until a rash of early-season injuries decimated the Sun Devils starting staff. He delivers his pitches with an easy, effortless arm stroke, touching as high as 95 mph with an improving slider. Observers believe that his repertoire would be more effective if he tunneled the slider after the fastball as well as increasing the velocity on the breaking ball. The 79-82 mph changeup is inconsistent, giving credence to the idea that he could dominate out of the bullpen with a power sinker/slider combo. One concern is that he didn’t miss many bats, striking out 45 batters in 74.2 regular-season innings, especially considering his stuff and size. There’s such a wide range of opinions on Fall that it’s hard to project where he’s going to be drafted, but most likely he goes in the sixth-to-10th-round range.

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  • Jupiter Hammerheads released LHP Justin Fall.

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