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Dustin Saenz

#30 | LHP | NationalsWAS
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Dustin Saenz
Name: Dustin Rey Saenz
Born: Jun 2, 1999 in Corpus Christi, TX
College: Texas A&M
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (112th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2021 (signed for $500,000)
A short (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) lefty, Saenz spent three years (2018-2020) as Texas A&M’s swingman who struggled to miss bats. But this year, he took over the Aggies’ Friday starter role and provided flashes of dominance surrounded by outings of ineffectiveness. Saenz got off to an outstanding start (3-1, 1.71 in non-conference games). He couldn’t match that run in SEC play as he tailed off to go 6-6, 4.72 overall. Saenz has a compact, athletic delivery and above-average control. That control allows his average stuff to play up, and he maintains his velocity deep into games. His average 90-92 mph fastball isn’t a real bat-misser, but he does locate it well arm side and glove side and he generally avoids the heart of the plate. Saenz’s slider is an above-average offering with moderate depth and late tilt. He also throws a fringe-average 81-83 mph changeup that has a little depth to it when he locates it down in the zone. Saenz's control and slider provide a path for him to be a back-end starter or a multi-inning reliever.
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