IP 676
ERA 4.593
WHIP 1.429
BB/9 3.515
SO/9 6.404
  • Full name Jeffrey Alan Locke
  • Born 11/20/1987 in North Conway, NH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School A. Crosby Kennett
  • Debut 09/10/2011
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (51st overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2006 (signed for $675,000).
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    Locke is a classic raw but projectable high school lefthander. He has been dominant against far inferior competition in New Hampshire but hasn't really tested his mettle against better hitters. The cold weather in northern New Hampshire has kept his arm fresh, but it has also prevented scouts from seeing him often. That makes it tough to predict where he'll be drafted, though someone figures to take him in the second round or so, especially because he is regarded as signable. Locke's best pitch is a plus fastball that has reached 93 mph, and he showed better feel for his curveball as the season has progressed. His changeup is raw but could become workable down the line. Locke is all about projection, anyway: His big frame and loose arm make scouts drool, even though his delivery can be a bit twitchy. He has a confident swagger and loves to pitch, which bodes well for his chances to refine his exceptional talent.

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