• Full name Joseph Barrett Wentz
  • Born 10/06/1997 in Lawrence, KS
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Shawnee Mission East
  • Debut 05/11/2022
  • Drafted in the CB-A round (40th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2016 (signed for $3,050,000).
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    Scouts have been waiting for the day Wentz was draft eligible since he began impressing as a skinny 6-foot-5 sophomore with a low-80s fastball and plenty of room to grow. He's filled out since then to become a power lefty with present stuff and the potential to add even a little more as he reaches his 20s. A first baseman with plus raw power and swing-and-miss issues on the showcase circuit last summer, Wentz is much more intriguing as a 89-96 mph lefthander with a potentially plus low-to-mid-70s curveball and some feel for a changeup. Wentz didn't give up a hit until his fifth start of the season–he had one hit allowed in his first 30 innings. A Virginia commit, Wentz combination of potentially plus stuff and advanced control will likely keep him from pitching for the Cavaliers.

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  • Detroit Tigers recalled LHP Joey Wentz from Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers recalled LHP Joey Wentz from Toledo Mud Hens.

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