• Full name Drew Robert Finley
  • Born 07/10/1996 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Rancho Bernardo
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (92nd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2015 (signed for $950,000).
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    The fact that Finley is advanced for a high school pitcher should come as no surprise. His father David played professionally and has been a scout for 25 years, including a stint as the Red Sox's director of player personnel and national crosschecker. (He's currently with the Dodgers.) Rancho Bernardo remains a prep powerhouse, and Finley came out of the gate in tremendous fashion, including a 20-strikeout game in which his fastball touched 93 mph. Even when his heater sits in the 88-91 range, as it often does, Finley can pitch off it because he gets good extension out front, hides the ball well and has an above-average spin rate, according to TrackMan data. That helps him get swings and misses and flyball outs. Finley has good control of the fastball and can get strikeouts with it or his advanced curveball, which is inconsistent but projects as a future plus pitch. He seemed to back up bit in early May, losing some velocity and relying more heavily on the curve as he reached a personal high for innings pitched. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is committed to Southern California.

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