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Jimmy Herget

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Jimmy Herget
Name: James Matthew Herget
Born: Sep 9, 1993 in Tampa, FL
High School: Jefferson HS, Tampa
College: South Florida
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (175th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2015 (signed for $276,600)
Herget is unconventional on the mound, but has gotten results throughout his college career as a member of South Florida's rotation. He has a good feel for pitching and throws from multiple arm slots throughout the course of the game, primarily working from a very low three-quarters slot that is nearly true sidearm. From that angle, he throws his fastball 88-91 mph, adding a tick more velocity when he goes over the top. He throws a slider from the low arm slot and also employs an overhand curveball. He has a changeup, but it lags behind his other offerings and he rarely uses it. While he's proven that he can be an effective college starter, questions remain about his ability to remain in the rotation as a professional. Though he holds his velocity well, he's averaged about six innings per start in college and his arm slot and below-average changeup may be exposed by lefthanded hitters in the minor leagues. Even if he does end up in the bullpen, Herget offers teams an intriguing overall package.
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