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Jared Lansford

RHP | DodgersLAD
Jared Lansford
Name: Jared Tyler Lansford
Born: Oct 22, 1986 in Livermore, Calif. USA
High School: St. Francis HS, Mountain View, Calif.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career421.23.801.383.656.40
Drafted in the 2nd round (69th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2005 (signed for $525,000)
The Lansfords have been one of the first families of baseball in the Santa Clara, Calif., area for two generations. Carney Lansford, Jared's father, played 15 seasons in the big leagues and won the 1981 American League batting title for the Red Sox. Carney's brothers, Phil (Indians, 1978) and Joe (Padres, 1979), were both first-round picks. His older son Josh, a Rangers draft pick in 2003, plays third base at Cal Poly and should be drafted again next year. Jared was expected to be a solid mid-round pick as a second baseman, but that was before his fastball was clocked at 93-94 mph. Suddenly, interest in Lansford as a pitcher took off, to a point that scouts say he could be picked as early as the second or third rounds. Lansford had pitched a lot prior to this year, but had only touched 90 and had a fringy breaking ball. Not only did his velocity spike this year, but his command, breaking ball and changeup have also been substantially better. The biggest quandary scouts have faced is that Carney wants Jared to be considered only as a position player--something every other Lansford has been--or he'll steer his son to college, either at Santa Clara or a junior college, where he would have the flexibility to both play and pitch.
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