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John Gaub

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John Gaub
Name: John David Gaub
Born: Apr 28, 1985 in St. Paul, Minn. USA
High School: South Saint Paul (Minn.) HS
College: Minnesota
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 21st round (641st overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2006 (signed for $155,000)
Lefthander John Gaub touched 96 mph and had 65 strikeouts in 39 innings working out of the bullpen as a sophomore, making him easily the early choice for top draft prospect in the Upper Midwest coming into 2006. But he has had trouble recapturing his previous form after arthroscopic shoulder surgery last July. Used as a starter this spring to give him more time between outings, Gaub threw 88-91 in his first outing but was down to 81-84 mph by late April and didn't even appear in the Big 10 Conference tournament. He also lost some command and downward bite on his curveball. His arm action hasn't looked right, though Gaub says he feels fine physically. On his best days in the past, he has shown three plus pitches (including a changeup), and he may be able to start as a pro if his stuff comes back. Whoever drafts Gaub likely will evaluate him in summer ball before deciding to sign him.
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