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Joe Wieland

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Joe Wieland
Name: Joseph Wieland
Born: Jan 21, 1990 in Reno, Nev. USA
High School: Bishop Manogue HS, Reno, Nev.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 4th round (123rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2008 (signed for $263,000)
The Reno area is gaining a reputation for developing pitchers, but Wieland stands out as the top righthander to come out of the area that in the last few years has produced Rays minor leaguer Jake McGee (out of high school) and Cole Rohrbough (Braves, out of Western Nevada CC). Wieland has impressed scouts with his combination of now stuff, clean arm and projectable frame. He was outstanding in all, sitting at 88-91 mph with his fastball and reminding scouts of Mark Prior with his command and has more deception in his delivery. He's maintained that velocity this spring and reportedly has flashed better velocity, with most reports having him bumping 92 regularly. He's shown the ability to spin a breaking ball despite Reno's thin air and flashed a changeup. He's signed as a two-way player to San Diego State but figures to sign if taken in the second-to-fourth round range.
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