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Jake Odorizzi

#12 | RHP
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins
Jake Odorizzi
Name: Jacob Odorizzi
Born: Mar 27, 1990 in Highland, Ill. USA
High School: Highland (Ill.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201976.12.241.012.8310.02
Career9463.821.223.108.47
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (32nd overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 (signed for $1,060,000)
Scouts have flocked to see Odorizzi this spring, and some teams have rated the athletic righthander as the top high school pitcher in the draft. After pitching at 90-91 mph last summer, he has kicked his fastball up to 91-93 mph with consistent armside run this spring. A half-dozen scouting directors witnessed a May start in which he sat at 92-93 mph in the late innings. Odorizzi operates with a clean delivery that he repeats well, and the ball comes out of his hand so easily that his fastball appears even quicker. The teams that believe in him like his slider, while others think it needs more refinement. An outstanding athlete at 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Odorizzi is also a star shortstop with speed and power, but his future is definitely on the mound. He also excels in football as an all-conference wide receiver, though he missed part of his senior season after spraining a knee ligament. That's the only ding on his medical record, and it's not a concern. It's anticipated that he'll forego a Louisville scholarship once he's drafted somewhere between the mid-first and second rounds.
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