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Clayton Richard

#2 | LHP
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Clayton Richard
Name: Clayton Colby Richard
Born: Sep 12, 1983 in Lafayette, Ind. USA
High School: McCutcheon HS, Lafayette, Ind.
College: Michigan
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 240 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 8th round (245th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2005 (signed for $78,000)
LHP Clayton Richard has limited baseball experience, coming to Michigan on a football scholarship and serving as a backup quarterback last fall. A highly regarded pitching prospect out of high school, he returned to baseball this spring as Michigan's co-closer. He's an athletic 6-foot-4, 225-pound southpaw with a low 90s fastball and a developing curveball. But he's also 22 and raw, and scouts don't like his arm action. He skipped spring football practice and has said he's going to give up football and wants to sign.
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