Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider

Bobby Wahl

#61 | RHP
Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers
Bobby Wahl
Name: Robert Martin Wahl
Born: Mar 21, 1992 in Springfield, Va. USA
High School: West Springfield HS, Springfield, Va.
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career136.921.925.5410.38
Drafted in the 5th round (161st overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2013 (signed for $500,000)
A northern Virginia product, Wahl turned down reported $1 million offers in the 2010 draft to attend Mississippi. He established himself as the staff ace the last two seasons, and was the closer for USA Baseball's college national team last summer. Wahl pitches with a 90-94 mph fastball at his best as a starter and hit 97 last summer, and scouts have seen flashes of a plus slider and solid-average changeup with late action. He has battled blister problems all spring and had arm soreness last summer that prompted Team USA to avoid using him on back-to-back nights. His slider has backed up this spring, in part due to the blisters, while his fastball slipped to the 89-92 mph range with an occasional 94. Some scouts blame his diminished velocity on an over-reliance on the slider. Still, Wahl has dominated, going 9-0, 1.21 through 12 starts while limiting opponents to a .178 average. Scouts laud his improved feel and toughness. His competitiveness and pitching savvy have served him well, and if his stuff bounces back, he could be one of the best college starters in this class.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining