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Jason Hirsh

Jason Hirsh
Name: Jason Michael Hirsh
Born: Feb 20, 1982 in Santa Monica, Calif. USA
High School: St. Francis HS, La Canada, Calif.
College: California Lutheran
Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (59th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2003 (signed for $625,000)
The first thing that catches your attention about Hirsh is his size. He's 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds--and understandably throws hard. He's been clocked up to 97 mph this spring. Pitchers with that kind of velocity rarely get out of the second round. Unrecruited by a Division I college out of high school, Hirsh threw 86-88 when he entered Cal Lutheran and added velocity by lifting weights and adjusting his arm angle. He is learning how to pitch and shows little confidence changing speeds off his fastball. His breaking ball is suspect, though he flashes an 86 mph slider. He's been used as a starter this year and had an 18-strikeout game on his way to a 9-1, 3.68 record, but he projects as a power reliever in pro ball.
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