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Brandon Welch

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Brandon Welch
Name: Brandon Lewis Welch
Born: Aug 24, 1991 in North Palm Beach, Fla. USA
High School: Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS
College: Palm Beach State (Fla.) JC
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (170th overall) by the New York Mets in 2012 (signed for $200,000)
Welch was primarily an outfielder in high school, though he closed from time to time, and he played both ways as a freshman last year at Daytona State (Fla.) JC, posting a 5.68 ERA. He transferred to Palm Beach State JC as a sophomore, moving into the rotation and going 4-3, 2.83 with 79 strikeouts and 13 walks in 76 innings. The athletic, quick-armed Welch generated buzz early in the spring, showing one of the liveliest arms in Florida and sitting around 92-94 mph and touching 96 with his fastball. The separating factor was a power slider that at times reached 84-87 mph, with depth. With all the talent in the state's high school and college ranks, though, scouts had a hard time bearing down on juco players, and when they checked in at the state tournament in May, Welch's velocity had dipped into the 87-90 range. Welch, a Florida Atlantic signee, is a bit undersized at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, so most scouts see him as a reliever at the pro level.
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