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Michael Tonkin

#40 | RHP | DiamondbacksARI
Reno Aces Reno Aces
Michael Tonkin
Name: Michael Harvey Tonkin
Born: Nov 19, 1989 in Glendale, Calif. USA
High School: Palmdale (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019225.731.595.7310.23
Career508.13.051.192.449.63
Drafted in the 30th round (906th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2008 (signed for $230,000)
A fixture on the showcase circuit in Southern California, Tonkin is a 6-foot-6 righthander whose raw stuff and projectable frame has attracted the attention of scouts for several years. Delivered from a low three-quarters slot, Tonkin's fastball sits at 91-92 mph, peaking at 93-94. He gets strong sinking and darting armside movement on that pitch, but his four-seamer is straight to his glove side and to the middle of the plate, making it hittable for advanced batters. Tonkin's secondary pitches show promise, but need to be sharper and more consistent. His changeup exhibits sudden drop and armside movement, and when thrown properly his curveball shows tilt and nice sweeping break, but little depth. He too often rolls or hangs it, and more often than not it's a below-average pitch. A Southern California recruit, Tonkin excites scouts with his ideal build and terrific basic stuff. He'll need to clean up his mechanics and improve his secondary offerings, and if he does he could be a middle-of-the-rotation big league starter.
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