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Nate Savino
Name: Nathaniel Knowles Savino
Born: Jan 24, 2002 in Sterling, VA United States
Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (82nd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2022 (signed for $700,000)
Coming out of high school, Savino was viewed as a no-doubt first-round talent as one of the better lefthanded pitchers in the 2020 high school class. Instead of playing his senior season, Savino enrolled early at Virginia, where he hasn’t shown quite the same electric stuff, but has been a reliable starter for the Cavaliers. This spring, Savino posted a 3.69 ERA over 15 starts and 78 innings, with the best strikeout rate (23.1%) of his career. A 6-foot-3, 210-pound southpaw who attacks from a lower arm slot and has a sinking, low-90s fastball, Savino is more of a groundball pitcher—he induced ground balls at a 59% rate this spring—who excels by throwing quality strikes and inducing weak contact more than missing bats. At his best (like during his complete game shutout against Duke in March) Savino will show a plus slider in the low 80s with sweeping shape and angle that’s difficult on both lefties and righties. The pitch has come and gone throughout the spring however, and you’re as likely to see a 40-grade breaking ball as a 60. Savino also throws a mid-80s changeup that was a true weapon in high school, but he’s used it less frequently at UVA. Savino’s upside has dipped since his prep days, but he still has back-of-the-rotation potential.
Career Statistics
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Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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