IP 200
ERA 5.49
WHIP 1.505
BB/9 4.095
SO/9 7.065
  • Full name Collin Thomas Balester
  • Born 06/06/1986 in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Huntington Beach
  • Debut 07/01/2008
  • Drafted in the 4th round (114th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2004 (signed for $290,000).
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    The 6-foot-6, 180-pound Balester made huge strides this spring, improving his stock from a probable mid-round selection. With no college options, he may become a desirable selection for a team looking for a bargain in the fifth or sixth rounds. Balester didn't dominate at the high school level, going 6-4, 1.63 with 63 strikeouts in 64 innings, but he's a projectable righthander with a loose arm. He works at 91-92 mph with his fastball and has touched 94-95. He has issues with his delivery but has shown a capacity for spinning a breaking ball, though his curve is just adequate.

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  • Rated Best Fastball in the Washington Nationals in 2006
  • Rated Best Fastball in the Washington Nationals in 2005

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