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David Herndon

RHP | BrewersMIL
David Herndon
Name: Kenneth David Herndon
Born: Sep 4, 1985 in Panama City, Fla. USA
College: Gulf Coast (Fla.) JC
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career446.13.831.301.515.55
Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2006 (signed for $157,500)
A 23rd-round draft-and-follow from 2005, Herndon was expected to garner a six-figure signing bonus from the Twins after performing well in his second season in junior college. Herndon's bread and butter is a hard, heavy fastball that he throws at 90-93 mph. He stays on top the pitch well and throws it on a downhill plane. He pitches aggressively, pounding the strike zone and working off his fastball with solid-average command. His secondary stuff is less reliable. He's shown a slider and a curveball, but neither has true break. His slider is the better of the two pitches presently, but he needs to stay down and through it upon release. His changeup is a show-me offering with potential for improvement. He struggles against lefthanded hitters. Herndon needs to improve his mental toughness on the mound. He could be drafted as high as the fifth round if he re-enters the draft, and sentiment among scouts is he wants to sign rather than continuing his college career.
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