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Jason Godin

RHP | RoyalsKC
Jason Godin
Name: Jason Robert Godin
Born: Sep 23, 1984 in Anchorage, Alaska USA
College: Old Dominion
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 170 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (137th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2006 (signed for $210,000)
Godin had surgery on a vertebrae in his back in November 2004 and missed the 2005 season. He returned in 2006 with no lasting effects and a second breaking ball. A true curveball guy entering college, Godin added a slider/cutter that he uses to get ahead of batters and set up a big-breaking curve. Now hitters must be wary of both pitches--and each grades well enough that some CAA coaches refer to Godin as a poor-man's version of Old Dominion all-time strikeout leader Justin Verlander. Godin's fastball is several ticks slower than Verlander's, clocking in at 88-91 mph. He throws on a good downhill plane and displays excellent command of all three pitches. He also has a fringy changeup that he doesn't use much. Led the CAA in strikeouts per nine innings.
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