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Corey Kluber

#28 | RHP
Texas Rangers Texas Rangers
Corey Kluber
Name: Corey Scott Kluber
Born: Apr 10, 1986 in Birmingham, Ala, USA
College: Stetson
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (134th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2007 (signed for $200,000)
As one of former Stetson coach Terry Rooney's final recruits before he left for Notre Dame (he's now at Louisiana State), Kluber has developed into a reliable starter. He had a stress fracture in his throwing arm in high school that required surgery, and he still has a screw in his arm. But he has been resilient and holds his velocity late in outings. He pitches at 90-91 mph, touching 94, and his delivery is clean. The strong-bodied Texan has an intimidating presence on the mound, and he pounds the zone with four pitches. His slider is the better of his two breaking balls, and he features an average changeup. He doesn't have a legitimate put-away pitch and profiles as a back-of-the-rotation starter who could be drafted as high as the third round.
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