• Full name Michael James Tepper
  • Born 06/02/2002 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Florida
  • Drafted in the 15th round (435th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2023 (signed for $150,000).
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    School: Liberty Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.1
    Tepper pitched out of the bullpen with Mississippi State for two seasons in 2021 and 2022 before transferring to Liberty and moving to the starting rotation in 2023. He posted a 5.23 ERA over 15 starts and 65.1 innings, with a 26.1% strikeout rate and a 15.4% walk rate. As evidenced by that walk rate, Tepper has erratic control, but has solid pure stuff, led by a fastball that sits 92-94 mph and has been up to 96, with a bit of arm-side running life at times. He throws a power breaking ball in the 82-85 mph range that blends between a slider and curve, and will also throw a mid-to-upper-80s changeup with solid diving life. The slider and changeup were his two best bat-missers this spring. Tepper is stoutly built at 6-foot-1, 225 pounds and attacks hitters with a drop-and-drive delivery and a three-quarter arm slot.

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  • Fredericksburg Nationals placed RHP Mikey Tepper on the 7-day injured list.
  • RHP Mikey Tepper assigned to FCL Nationals.
  • Washington Nationals signed RHP Mikey Tepper.

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