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Michael Main

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Michael Main
Name: Michael A. Main
Born: Dec 14, 1988 in DeLand, Fla. USA
High School: DeLand (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career562.254.315.3153
Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2007 (signed for $1,237,500)
Baseball America's top 15-year-old in the nation in 2004, Main looked like a can't-miss prospect even before he could drive. Tendinitis in his rotator cuff cost him most of his junior season, but he recovered to lead DeLand High to the state final four and did so again this year. He has a lightning-quick arm that generates 97 mph heat, but more importantly he has learned how to pitch this spring. Even Main's jaw-dropping velocity wasn't enough to get outs when he got knocked around in a start at the Aflac Classic and other high-profile events last summer. This year, he has kept his fastball down in the zone, where it has lots of late movement. Main shows solid-average command presently, as well as the ability to spot this two-plane breaking ball where he wants it. His changeup has above-average run and sink. Main's slight build and lively repertoire make him comparable to Tim Hudson, but some teams see him as a safer pick as an outfielder. He's a 70 runner with good bat speed, and has even shown an ability to make contact from both sides of the plate. He's more likely to be drafted in the first round as a pitcher, however.
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