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Jake Brigham

RHP | TigersDET
Jake Brigham
Name: Jacob Daniel Brigham
Born: Feb 10, 1988 in Winter Garden, Fla. USA
High School: Central Florida Christian Academy, Ocoee, Fla.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career9174.271.383.447.71
Drafted in the 6th round (178th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2006 (signed for $200,000)
Few players in the high school class took a bigger step back from last fall to this spring than Brigham. He has shown a feel for pitching, a pair of potential plus pitches in his fastball and breaking ball and a fluid, easy delivery in the past. His delivery looked more mechanical this spring, and his control and velocity suffered. At his best, Brigham features a low-90s fastball, which has been up to 94 mph, and a hard-biting 82 mph slider. His arm works well from a high three-quarters slot that allows him to pitch downhill. He has shown good command and a feel for pitching, though he isn't as aggressive as he should be. Brigham played at a small high school, and some scouts said he played down to his poor competition. He regained his command and velocity later in the year, with only a handful of scouts at some of his starts. Based on his past performance, he could still be drafted in the top three rounds, and a good performance at the Florida high school all-star game in Seabring could rekindle interest right before the draft.
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