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Tyler Herron

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Tyler Herron
Name: Tyler Daschiel Herron
Born: Aug 5, 1986 in West Palm Beach, Fla. USA
High School: Wellington (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (46th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005 (signed for $675,000)
Herron has emerged as the second-best prep pitcher in Florida, gaining momentum after a pair of spirited duels with Chris Volstad. He's the latest pitching product out of Wellington High, which produced Pirates first-round picks in consecutive years in Bobby Bradley (1999) and Sean Burnett (2000). He was primarily a shortstop for much of his high school career, but a broken finger prompted him to log more time on the mound as a junior, and his loose arm, above-average velocity and plus-plus breaking ball have cemented his future as a pitcher. Athletic and projectable, Herron has enough stuff to go in the first two rounds of the draft. His curveball at times has earned 70 grades from scouts on the 20-80 scale. Herron draws comparisons to Mike Mussina from scouts who really like him. Less lofty comparisons are to 2004 Mets third-round pick Gaby Hernandez, also a South Florida product. Herron has touched 94 mph with his fastball and pitches comfortably at 90-91 while showing enough of a changeup to encourage scouts. He also impresses observers with his intense competitiveness and killer instinct.
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