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Graham Stoneburner

RHP | YankeesNYY
Graham Stoneburner
Name: Graham Chappell Stoneburner
Born: Sep 29, 1987 in Richmond, Va. USA
High School: Godwin HS, Henrico, Va.
College: Clemson
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career424.23.921.282.466.44
Drafted in the 14th round (435th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2009 (signed for $675,000)
Stoneburner, a redshirt sophomore, has lacked consistency in his performance, though not with his velocity. He consistently hits 94 mph with his four-seamer, a sign that he's come back completely healthy from a torn ACL and back injury (fractured vertebra) from high school that caused him to miss his freshman season. At times, Stoneburner is just an arm-strength guy, with scattershot command and below-average secondary stuff. At other times, he throws strikes to all four quadrants at 94-95 mph, stays tall in his delivery well for a 6-foot, 185-pounder and keep the ball in the ballpark, as he'd allowed only two homers all spring. At times he shows some power on his slider, which still needs to add depth and tilt and doesn't project as anything more than an average pitch. His ability to pitch off his fastball was more successful in the bullpen, which was his primary role once the calendar turned to April. His changeup is a bit better than his slider, though it lacks life and is as straight as his fastball at times. Stoneburner's feel for pitching also is inconsistent, but his consistent velocity is as good as any college righthander in the Southeast, and he generally throws strikes, if not quality strikes. He had just 17 walks in 56 innings.
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