• Full name Anthony Ray Swarzak
  • Born 09/10/1985 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Nova
  • Debut 05/23/2009
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (61st overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2004 (signed for $575,000).
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    Expected to be a difficult sign, Swarzak could go high enough--in the second or third round--to justify it. He has a scholarship offer to Louisiana State. Swarzak has the look of a big leaguer. He has an excellent pitcher's frame at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and has drawn comparisons to John Smoltz. He pitches in the low 90s with his fastball, sitting at 93-94 in relief outings, and has shown the ability to move his fastball, curveball and changeup in and out of the zone, never catching too much of the plate. He went 12-2, 0.33 with 19 walks and 140 strikeouts in 87 innings for Nova High, one of the nation's top high school teams. Swarzak has good command for a high school pitcher and sound mechanics, staying tall in his delivery. With physical maturity, his solid-average stuff could improve across the board down the line, making him a No. 2 or 3 starter eventually.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Minnesota Twins in 2006
  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Midwest League in 2005

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