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Ryan Borucki

#56 | LHP
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Ryan Borucki
Name: Ryan J. Borucki
Born: Mar 31, 1994 in Mundelein, Ill. USA
High School: Mundelein (Ill.) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 15th round (475th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012 (signed for $426,000)
Scouts considered Borucki comparable to Alex Young, the state's top prospect, until he was diagnosed with a tear in his pitching elbow following a no-hitter against Cary-Grove HS (Cary) in late March. Doctors initially thought he'd need Tommy John surgery, but he opted for rehab and pitched in a junior-varsity game before the end of the season. When fully healthy, the 6-foot-4, 170-pounder has a 90-93 mph fastball with very good life. He's still refining his slider and changeup, but he has come a long way since he was a 5-foot-8 sophomore topping out at 79 mph. Questions about his health may compromise Borucki's signability and make him more likely to follow through on his commitment to Iowa.
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