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John Rheinecker

LHP | RangersTEX
John Rheinecker
Name: John Phillip Rheinecker
Born: May 29, 1979 in Belleville, Ill. USA
High School: Gibault Catholic HS, Waterloo, Ill.
College: Southwest Missouri State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career763.23.691.322.226.48
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (37th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2001 (signed for $600,000)
Rheinecker would have been a mid-round pick in 2000 if he hadn't torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing the outfield. He has continued to pull two-way duty this spring, though he has been strictly a DH on offense. He throws five pitches, all with precision and plenty of life. His best offering is a slider, and he throws his fastball in the high 80s. Though a sore elbow sidelined Rheinecker late in the year, scouts weren't too concerned. He's one of six college seniors with a chance to get drafted in the first two rounds.
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