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David Holmberg

LHP | RockiesCOL
David Holmberg
Name: David A. Holmberg
Born: Jul 19, 1991 in Port Charlotte, Fla. USA
High School: Port Charlotte (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 245 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 2nd round (71st overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2009 (signed for $514,000)
Florida's recruiting class includes the nation's top two prep lefties in Holmberg, who led the state in strikeouts as a junior, and Patrick Schuster, who threw four no-hitters this spring. Holmberg is teammates with Ricky Knapp, the son of Tigers pitching coach Rick Knapp, and the elder Knapp has helped Holmberg along the way with everything from conditioning drills to advice on the draft process. Thanks to his size and pro approach, Holmberg surpasses Schuster as the better pro prospect thanks. He's all of 6-foot-4 if not a bit taller and has a big frame, easily capable of carrying 225 pounds or so. His fastball has improved over the past year, sitting at 87-88 mph and at times hitting 90. His secondary stuff is his current calling card, and depending on the day he showed both a plus changeup and a curveball with 12-to-6 break and depth. Some scouts even like his slider better than his curveball, but the key is he throws all four for strikes. Holmberg was considered a difficult sign thanks to his Florida commitment, strong academic background and lack of present fastball velocity. However, he has the talent to go in the first five rounds to a team that believes his fastball will become an average-to-plus pitch.
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