- Full name Levi Nathaniel Huesman
- Born 08/10/2003 in Memphis, TN
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: L
- School Hanover
Drafted in the 17th round (524th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2022.
View Draft ReportHuesman turned in the most dominant pitching performance at Jupiter last fall, throwing a seven-inning shutout against the Dallas Tigers with 18 strikeouts and just two hits allowed on 102 pitches. He led the tournament in strikeouts and showcased impressive athleticism, arm speed and a strong fastball/slider combination. His fastball sat in the 92-93 mph range and touched 95, with 2,200-2,300 rpm spin and a slider that flashed plus in the 75-80 mph range, with hard- and late-biting action at its best and 2,400-2,600 rpm spin. He also threw an 82-84 mph changeup with some fading action. Huesman’s spring was more up and down for scouts, who didn’t view his breaking ball as quite as impressive as last fall and noted that he also rarely used a changeup that looked quite good in Jupiter. He is a shorter lefthander with a 6-foot, 185-pound frame and potentially not much more in the way of physical projection, but he is a good athlete who has shown an ability to repeat his delivery well. Some have compared Huesman to fellow Virginian Andrew Abbott—a reliever turned starter for Virginia who the Reds signed for $1.3 million in 2021—and he has similar starter/reliever questions, perhaps because of a stretch-only delivery. Huesman is committed to Coastal Carolina.