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Kurt Heyer

RHP
Kurt Heyer
Name: Kurt Wolfgang Heyer
Born: Jan 23, 1991 in Huntington Beach, Calif. USA
High School: Edison HS, Huntington Beach, Calif.
College: Arizona
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 6th round (210th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012 (signed for $165,100)
Because they're from the same state and both get by on command and deception over stuff, Heyer is often compared to Arizona State ace Brady Rodgers. Heyer is more physical at 6-foot-2 and 211 pounds. He's also more aggressive on the mound, showing a better ability to attack hitters and a little bit of a mean streak. Even with those points in his favor, Heyer doesn't have Rodgers' four-pitch arsenal. Heyer pitches with a fastball in the 86-89 mph range and an average slider. He shows an occasional changeup and curveball, but mostly sticks to his two main pitches and relies on his above-average control and command. Heyer has some funkiness to his delivery, but shows exceptional work ethic, competitiveness and toughness. Heyer has been very successful as a starter at Arizona--he ranked second in the Pac-10 in strikeouts last year and ranks second again this year--but scouts believe his two-pitch repertoire and aggressive demeanor profile better in the bullpen as a pro.
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