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Dustin Driver

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Dustin Driver
Name: Dustin Charles Driver
Born: Oct 11, 1994 in Wenatchee, Wash. USA
High School: Wenatchee (Wash.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1076.221.967.075.89
Drafted in the 7th round (221st overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2013 (signed for $500,000)
While most prospects from Washington typically come from the west, Driver is from the middle of the state in Wenatchee, known as the Apple Capital of the World. Driver put himself on the map the summer before his junior year when he touched 92 mph at the Area Code Games, and he went into last summer's showcase circuit as one of the top prep pitchers in the country. This spring, though, his stock has dropped a little bit. Scouts like Driver's strong build and bulldog makeup at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, and he gave up a promising football career to focus on pitching. They also like his fastball, which sits in the 90-93 mph range and has been up to 96 this spring. Some wonder if he has the stuff to be a starter in pro ball because his secondary stuff lags behind his fastball. He throws a slider, curveball and changeup, all of which are inconsistent. The slider is better than the curveball, and he showed some flashes of the changeup being a solid pitch. Though Driver has committed to UCLA, he is considered signable in the top three rounds.
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