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Andrew Carignan

RHP
Andrew Carignan
Name: Gary Andrew Carignan
Born: Jul 23, 1986 in New London, Conn. USA
High School: Norwich (Conn.) Free Academy
College: North Carolina
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career203.23.271.436.3611.27
Drafted in the 5th round (180th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2007 (signed for $126,900)
Leads were typically safe for Carolina when Andrew Carignan came in as the team's closer. He has a 92-94 mph fastball, but it's quick as opposed to heavy velocity. At 5-foot-11, he has a tough time creating a downward plane on his pitches, and his fastball lacks movement, especially when it's up in the zone. But he does have some deception, and his fastball tends to get on hitters before they're expecting it, leading to swings and misses. He effectively pitches to both sides of the plate, and he shows aggressiveness and guts, challenging hitters and working ahead in counts. He throws a couple of varieties of breaking balls, neither of which shows much of a defined shape, and mixes in a cutter that comes in at 86-87 mph and has good running action away from righthanded hitters. His changeup is below-average, and he tends to tip it by slowing his arm speed. Clubs have seen plenty of Carignan, and he's been a consistent performer at the back of the bullpen for a prominent college program, factors that enhance his value. He could be taken as high as the fourth round.
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