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Mike Belfiore

LHP | OriolesBAL
Mike Belfiore
Name: Michael John Belfiore
Born: Oct 3, 1988 in Huntington, N.Y. USA
High School: Commack (N.Y.) HS
College: Boston College
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (45th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 (signed for $725,000)
Scouts were mildly intrigued by Belfiore's big frame and loose arm coming out of Commack (N.Y.) High three years ago, when he worked in the 85-87 mph range with his fastball. He has started at first base for three years at Boston College and has thrived as the Eagles' closer the last two. Belfiore now works in the 90-93 mph range and tops out at 94 with a lively fastball. He shows a solid-average to plus slider in the 83-85 range at times, but he tends to push the pitch at other times. At 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Belfiore is physical enough to start, and he maintained his stuff for five innings in front of a number of scouting heavyweights in late April against Duke. He also has a starter's repertoire, with an average low-80s changeup that dives at the plate at times. He also shows a promising curveball in warmups, though he rarely uses it in games. Belfiore's mechanics need smoothing, and his offspeed command could use polish, but he could take off once he concentrates on pitching full-time.
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