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Cesar Carrillo

#48 | RHP
Broncos de Reynosa Broncos de Reynosa
Cesar Carrillo
Name: Cesar Carrillo
Born: Apr 29, 1984 in Chicago, Ill. USA
High School: Mount Carmel HS, Chicago
College: Miami
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2005 (signed for $1,550,000)
Carrillo projected as a possible early draft pick coming out of high school in 2002, but his commitment to Miami and a bout with biceps tendinitis scared off scouts. The Hurricanes are overjoyed he made it to school. He had won 24 straight decisions, two off the NCAA Division I record tied just two years ago by Wake Forest's Kyle Sleeth, and had not lost in two seasons at Miami (the Canes were 34-0 when he started). He did not play his freshman year as a partial qualifier academically because of an ACT flap. While the year off the field didn't help him get much bigger--scouts say he's closer to 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds than his listed size--he matured and harnessed a power repertoire. Carrillo throws his fastball anywhere from 90-95 mph (touching 96-97), depending on the need, and he has shown scouts the ability to maintain his velocity deep into games. His fastball has excellent sink and life down in the zone from a three-quarters arm slot, and he went more than 80 innings between home runs allowed this spring. His curveball and changeup both can be plus pitches, though he pitches off his fastball so much that he tends to lose the feel for them at times. He's athletic and quick-armed and should always have good command. Carrillo's stuff won't get much better, but it's plenty good now, making him a candidate to move quickly through the minors.
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