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Josh Geer

RHP
Josh Geer
Name: Joshua Brent Geer
Born: Jun 2, 1983 in Dallas, Texas USA
High School: Forney (Texas) HS
College: Rice
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career1,2204.291.351.885.53
Drafted in the 3rd round (98th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2005 (signed for $395,000)
Rice may have lost three of the top eight picks in the 2004 draft off last year's pitching staff (Philip Humber, Jeff Niemann, Wade Townsend), but this year's edition is doing just fine, thank you. The Owls' team ERA (3.18) still ranks among the NCAA Division I leaders, and Geer has stepped into the No.1 spot in the rotation. He doesn't have the same power stuff as his predecessors, but he commands the strike zone with four pitches. He has an 87-89 mph fastball that tops out at 92, a plus changeup (his best pitch), a hard slider and a softer curveball. He often works backward, using his offspeed pitches to set up his hard stuff. Geer showed more velocity in junior college and during the fall, and he struggled a little down the stretch when he didn't establish his fastball enough. He wasn't drafted last year out of Navarro (Texas) Junior College after turning down the Devil Rays as a 19th-round draft-and-follow from 2003--teams decided they couldn't buy him away from Rice--but he should go in the third to fifth round this time around.
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