• Full name Jordan Balazovic
  • Born 09/17/1998 in Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Saint Martin
  • Drafted in the 5th round (153rd overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2016 (signed for $515,000).
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    A year after a historic Canadian high school class, Balazovic is the top-ranked prep Canuck in this year's class. The righthander has a lean, projectable frame with wide shoulders and a high waist. Balazovic's developmental trajectory is positive; early last summer he pitched with his fastball sitting at 84-88. By the fall, he was sitting 88-89 and bumping 90. This spring, he's shown slightly improved velocity, touching as high as 93 and sitting comfortably at 89-90. Balazovic has a polished changeup that he can locate at the knees with late fade and tumbling action. He throws a breaking ball with 11-to-5 shape in the mid-70s. Balazovic gets his core extended over his front side well and extends his glove hand high for extra deception. Scouts note how rare it is for him to be squared up. Balazovic is committed to Auburn, but for the 2017 class; if he doesn't get the bonus money he's looking for, he'll simply go to 13th grade, as Canada's schools have, and try again next year. He has a head whack at release, but he has an otherwise clean delivery. Balazovic is slightly young for this year's class, and won't turn 18 until September.

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  • Minnesota Twins recalled RHP Jordan Balazovic from St. Paul Saints.
  • Minnesota Twins recalled RHP Jordan Balazovic from St. Paul Saints.
  • Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Jordan Balazovic to St. Paul Saints.

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