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Jordan Swagerty

RHP | CardinalsSTL
Jordan Swagerty
Name: Matthew Jordan Swagerty
Born: Jul 14, 1989 in Dallas, Texas USA
High School: Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, Texas
College: Arizona State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
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Career120.13.811.303.897.93
Drafted in the 2nd round (75th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2010 (signed for $625,000)
Swagerty was a highly touted high school player out of Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas. He was a 2007 Aflac All-American and a member of Team USA's junior national team. Now a draft-eligible sophomore, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound righthander has been dynamite at the back end of the Sun Devils' bullpen. His fastball sits in the 92-94 mph range and can get up to 96 when he's amped up. But, that's not his best pitch. Swagerty also throws a 84-86 mph curveball that grades out as a legit 70 on the 20-80 scale. It's a true 12-6 hammer. Swagerty's size concerns some scouts, but he can hold his velocity in back-to-back outings. He doesn't quite profile as a big league closer, but should move quickly to the big leagues and reminds scouts of Angels set-up man Scot Shields.
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