• Full name Khristian Steven Curtis
  • Born 05/09/2002 in Beaumont, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arizona State
  • Drafted in the 12th round (347th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2023 (signed for $497,500).
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    School: Arizona State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.2
    BA Grade:45/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 50. Curveball: 40. Changeup: 55. Control: 45.

    Curtis ranked as the No. 389 prospect in the 2020 class out of high school, when he was a projection pitching prospect who also was a talented basketball player. Curtis didn’t pitch for Texas A&M in 2021 and started just five games in 2022 before an injury ended his season, and he transferred to Arizona State for the 2023 season, where he struggled to a 7.03 ERA in 14 starts and 64 innings, with a 19.2% strikeout rate and 11% walk rate. Despite his performance, scouts love his stuff and size on the mound. He’s got a great pitching frame at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds and has a solid pitch mix to go with it. Curtis pitches in the 93-94 mph range and touches 97 with his fastball. The pitch doesn’t have the best life up in the zone, but he has quality secondaries to complement it nicely, including a firm slider in the mid-to-upper 80s that flashes late bite and an occasional cutter look, and a low-80s changeup that has above-average potential at the next level. Some scouts believe the changeup is his best secondary, though he used it just 10% of the time this spring. Curtis has also mixed in a slower, top-down curveball in the upper 70s, but the slider and changeup are quite a bit better currently. Curtis fits as a 3-4 round talent on stuff alone, but his medical history and performance could make him a split-camp-type pitching prospect.

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Career Transactions

  • Pittsburgh Pirates signed RHP Khristian Curtis.
  • RHP Khristian Curtis assigned to Arizona State Sun Devils.

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