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Blake Hauser

RHP | MarinersSEA
Blake Hauser
Name: Jonathan Blake Hauser
Born: Apr 14, 1991 in Midlothian, Va. USA
High School: Manchester HS, Midlothian, Va.
College: Virginia Commonwealth
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career93.15.211.495.118.58
Drafted in the 13th round (401st overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2012 (signed for $100,000)
Coming out of high school in 2009, Hauser was the top prospect in Virginia because of his arm speed and low-90s fastball. He didn't sign as a 25th-round pick on the Indians and headed to Virginia Commonwealth. He has worked almost exclusively in relief and hasn't taken a big step forward, but scouts still like his fastball. He was 5-2, 3.48 this spring, with 60 strikeouts and 25 walks in 31 innings, and opponents were batting .130 with just five extra-base hits. Hauser was sitting around 93-95 mph early this spring, though he lost some velocity as the season went on. Scouts attribute that to how much he throws his slider, saying it's not uncommon to see 80 percent sliders in some outings. The slider is a potential plus pitch, but it can detract from his ability to snap off his fastball consistently. He's not very physical at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds and figures to stay in the bullpen, where he could have two plus pitches and move quickly if he shows better fastball command.
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