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Michael Holback

RHP | CardinalsSTL
Michael Holback
Name: Michael Bennett Holback
Born: Sep 15, 1992 in San Jose, Calif. USA
College: Cal Poly
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career462.741.224.3011.15
Drafted in the 25th round (755th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013
Holback failed to walk on with Cal Poly as a freshman, spending the year pitching for the school's club team. He made the team as a walk-on in 2012 and has been a key bullpen piece over the last two seasons, showing a good strikeout rate this spring (53-18 K-BB through 46 innings). In high school, Holback owned an 87-88 mph fastball, and it ranges from 88-93 mph now. His velocity can be inconsistent, and his control is fringy, but he has arm strength and a good 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. He also has good break on his sharp slurve, which rates as an average offering. He's a bullpen guy all the way and could provide value in the back of the top 10 rounds.
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