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Javy Guerra

#48 | RHP
Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
Javy Guerra
Name: Luis Javier Guerra
Born: Oct 31, 1985 in Denton, Texas USA
High School: Ryan HS, Denton, Texas
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 216 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201964.14.481.242.387.55
Career277.23.661.383.607.29
Drafted in the 4th round (118th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004 (signed for $275,000)
Guerra's delivery engenders plenty of debate among scouts, who question whether it will be considered legal in college or pro ball. He uses a sort of crow hop that catapults him toward the plate from well in front of the rubber. The leverage helps the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Guerra generate a 92-95 mph fastball and a hard curveball. His changeup gives him a solid third pitch. On the year, he went 9-1, 0.85 with 93 strikeouts in 58 innings. If he's forced to alter his mechanics, the consensus is he'd lose 3-4 mph of velocity. The uncertainty makes it difficult to get a true read on where he'll fall in the draft, but he's expected to go high enough to pass up a scholarship from Arizona.
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