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Daniel Mengden

#73 | RHP
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Daniel Mengden
Name: Daniel Joseph Mengden
Born: Feb 19, 1993 in Houston, TX
College: Texas A&M
High School: Westside HS, Houston
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (106th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2014 (signed for $470,000)
Mengden, known for his outgoing personality and ever-changing facial hair, has earned scouts' respect for showing toughness during an injury-plagued junior season, pitching with a back injury that will probably require rest after he signs. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder relied on a curveball instead of his above-average slider this spring because it hurt less to throw. His fastball has been up to 95 mph in the past, and he has pitched in the 88-92 mph range most of the spring, losing velocity during his starts. In a complete game against Kentucky, he was in the mid-80s in the ninth inning. He has a feel for a solid-average to above-average changeup. Also a catcher, Mengden carried a heavy load in 2013, tossing 111 innings and getting 140 at-bats in the spring before pitching for Team USA in the summer. The workload may have caught up to him this spring. Despite his diminished stuff, his strikeout rate was the best of his career, and he still should go out in the first four rounds if teams don't have any long-term health concerns.
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