IP 555
ERA 3.811
WHIP 1.38
BB/9 3.665
SO/9 8.854
  • Full name Justin Louis Chamberlain
  • Born 09/23/1985 in Lincoln, NE
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 245 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Nebraska
  • Debut 08/07/2007
  • Drafted in the C-A round (41st overall) by the New York Yankees in 2006 (signed for $1,150,000).
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    Chamberlain's success story is hard to fathom. He didn't pitch until his senior season in high school, and he spent his freshman year of college going 3-6, 5.23 for Nebraska-Kearney, an NCAA Division II program. He had minor knee surgery after transferring to Nebraska in the fall of 2004, dropped 25 pounds and emerged as a star for the Cornhuskers. He pitched them to the College World Series in 2005 and is a good bet to do so again this year. Slowed by triceps tendinitis that caused him to miss a couple of starts early this spring, he has been more inconsistent than he was as a sophomore. But he's rounding back into peak form, which for Chamberlain means throwing a 92-94 mph fastball that tops out at 97 and a devastating slider. He also has a curveball and feel for a changeup. Once he turns pro his fastball should chew up wood bats. His stuff may not be quite as good as that of Luke Hochevar and Max Scherzer, but Chamberlain has better makeup and should come with a lower price tag. A member of the Winnebago tribe of Nebraska, Chamberlain will become the highest-drafted Native American ever when he goes in the first 10 picks.

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