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Jack McGeary

LHP | DodgersLAD
Jack McGeary
Name: John Anthony McGeary
Born: Mar 19, 1989 in Boston, Mass. USA
High School: Roxbury Latin HS, West Roxbury, Mass.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 6th round (190th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2007 (signed for $1,800,000)
McGeary had separated his non-throwing shoulder playing basketball during the winter, and he did it again while diving for a ball at first base just 48 hours before he was scheduled to make his 2007 pitching debut, but he showed no signs of injury this spring. As polished and steady a prep lefty as there is in the nation, McGeary sits consistently in the 87-90 mph range with his fastball, touching 91, and he figures to add velocity as he fills out his tall frame, which invites comparisons to Andy Pettitte's. McGeary can spot the pitch to all four quadrants of the zone, and his above-average 76-78 mph curveball is a legitimate out pitch that he commands very well. McGeary also flashes an average changeup that he rarely has to use. He has a smooth, easy delivery, though he breaks his hands really low near his knees during his windup. McGeary could also be a power-hitting first baseman should he wind up at Stanford, but he might be signable if he goes in the first round. As a Massachusetts native, he's a Red Sox fan and has already been interviewed by a Red Sox fan blog.
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