• Full name Bowdien Henry Asa Derby
  • Born 02/24/1994 in Arcadia, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School San Diego State
  • Drafted in the 6th round (188th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2015 (signed for $200,000).
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    While he stands a listed 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, Derby has a chance to get drafted decently thanks to his knack for missing bats. He's done it for three years for the Aztecs, closing as a freshman and logging more than 100 innings the last two seasons as a starter. he got the save in the Mountain West Conference tournament championship game, then beat Dillon Tate less than a week later in regional play, tossing a complete game. He ranked fifth in the country in strikeouts entering regional play with 131 in 103 innings (11.45 K/9). Derby has touched 94-95 mph in the past but usually pitches at 89-92 as a starter, working up and down with his fairly straight fastball, then can get them out with a hard, slurry slider, good mid-70s curveball and solid-average changeup.

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