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Jeremy Hefner

RHP | CardinalsSTL
Jeremy Hefner
Name: Jeremy S. Hefner
Born: Mar 11, 1986 in Perkins, Okla. USA
High School: Perkins (Okla.) Tryon HS
College: Oral Roberts
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career8683.961.292.837.72
Drafted in the 5th round (177th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2007 (signed for $129,000)
Scouts were aware of Hefner in 2006, but he got lost in the shuffle at Seminole State (Okla.) Junior College. The pitching staff also included Drew Miller (who got $300,000 as a draft-and-follow from the Padres), Duke Welker (a likely third-round pick this June) and hard throwers John Maschino and Ryan Lindgren. Hefner went undrafted after the Mets had drafted him in the 46th round in 2004 and the 48th round in 2005. He made a jump forward this spring under the tutelage of Oral Roberts coach Rob Walton. Welker's fastball velocity has risen from 87-89 mph a year ago to 89-94, and his command of the pitch has improved as well. Walton has taught him an effective two-plane slider, and Hefner also uses a curveball and changeup. He also has size (6-foot-5, 200 pounds), athleticism and good arm action in his favor. Hefner moved from the bullpen to the rotation in March, and his stock has climbed as well. He should go in the first five rounds, perhaps higher if he performs well against tougher competition in the NCAA playoffs.
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