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Jeremy Ward

Name: Jeremy Ward
Born: in ,
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Bats: / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (71st overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1999 (signed for $475,000)
RHP Jeremy Ward transferred from an out-of-state college after last season to enhance his draft status. Ward began the season as a starter at Long Beach State after making a cross-country move from Wake Forest and floundered. He lacked command and was hit hard. He was installed as a closer in the waning weeks of the season and excelled in his new role. Almost overnight, he worked out his mechanical flaws and his 90-92-mph fastball and quality slider returned. Though his stock has risen again, Ward still won't be drafted quite as high as projected prior to this year.
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