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Bobby Brownlie

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Bobby Brownlie
Name: Robert Michael Brownlie
Born: Oct 5, 1980 in Edison, N.J. USA
High School: Edison (N.J.) HS
College: Rutgers
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career659.24.281.343.036.79
Drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2002 (signed for $2,500,000)
Brownlie entered the year with great expectations. He was coming off solid seasons as a freshman (10-1, 2.55) and sophomore (6-3, 2.36), and he dominated last summer with Team USA (7-0, 0.84) as few elite college pitchers had. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound righthander started out throwing his customary 94-97 mph fastball with great command. Then he worked in unusually cold weather in his fourth start of the year and developed biceps tendinitis. His stuff was not vintage Brownlie after that. His velocity slipped to 88-93, his arm was too tender to throw his curveball and he even missed a couple of starts. Scouts were perplexed when he made a late-season start against Notre Dame and didn't strike out anyone in 6 2/3 innings. Concerns about a tender arm became concerns about an injured arm, and it was left for teams at the top of the draft to make a call on Brownlie's status. Throughout the hype and the consternation over his injury, Brownlie handled all the pressure with poise. He continued to pitch effectively, leading the Big East Conference with a 2.58 ERA. Even when not at 100 percent, he got the most out of his ability and his command never wavered. Healthy, he has the ability to anchor a lot of major league pitching staffs, but his injury and agent (Scott Boras) may cause him to slide in the draft.
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