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Glen Perkins

Glen Perkins
Name: Glen Weston Perkins
Born: Mar 2, 1983 in St. Paul, Minn. USA
High School: Stillwater (Minn.) HS
College: Minnesota
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2004 (signed for $1,425,000)
If Perkins was bigger than 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, he'd be a lock first-rounder. Even still, he's drawing interest in the back half of the first round and likely won't make it past the supplemental picks. He's a lefthander who shows three plus pitches at times and commands them well. Perkins maintains an 88-92 mph fastball throughout games and can throw it to both sides of the plate. His changeup is his second-best pitch, and he has a good curveball that scouts would like to see him use more often. At the same point of their careers, his stuff is much better than that of former Gophers lefty Denny Neagle, a third-round pick in 1989. The only thing not to love is Perkins' body. While he won't grow much taller, he could firm himself up. Academically ineligible in 2002, Perkins set a Minnesota record with 117 strikeouts in 105 innings as a redshirt freshman last year. He also became the first pitcher to run the table with an 8-0 conference record since the Big 10 switched to an eight-series regular season. Perkins has been nearly as dominant this spring, going 6-0, 2.02 in his first seven conference starts. He could be attractive to the hometown Twins, who have five choices before the second round.
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