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Jeff Ames

#28 | RHP
Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
Jeff Ames
Name: Jeffrey Sean Ames
Born: Jan 31, 1991 in Vancouver, Wash. USA
High School: Skyview HS, Vancouver, Wash.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (42nd overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 (signed for $650,000)
Ames has already been drafted twice: by the Phillies (46th round) in 2009 out of high school in Vancouver, Wash., and last year by the Rockies (30th round) out of Lower Columbia. His stuff has gradually improved each year, and he took things up a notch last summer, sitting 92-95 mph and touching 97 in the West Coast League, ranking as the league's No. 3 prospect. His stuff has held up this spring, as his fastball has been consistently in the mid-90s. His fastball has nasty, riding life and arm-side run. His breaking ball doesn't always show the tight break scouts like to see, his changeup is just all right, and he does pitch with some effort, but he should go high enough this year to keep him away from his commitment to Oregon.
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