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Steve Evarts

LHP | YankeesNYY
Steve Evarts
Name: Steven Michael Evarts
Born: Oct 13, 1987 in Pordenone, Italy
High School: Robinson HS, Tampa
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career134.23.211.232.547.22
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (43rd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2006 (signed for $800,000)
Not unlike his high school coach at Robinson High, 10-year minor leaguer Sal Urso, Evarts has made a name for himself thanks to an excellent changeup. He emerged as the top prep lefty in Florida, surpassing Carmine Giardina and Justin Edwards when his fastball climbed from the mid-80s last summer to 88-92 mph, bumping 93 this spring. He has a good feel for pitching and throws strikes. He can cut his fastball and uses it effectively to set up his changeup, which grades as a 70 pitch on the 20-80 scouting scale. He uses an unconventional grip that gives it late tilt, diving away from righthanded hitters with screwball-like break. He throws it for strikes and in any count. Evarts' breaking balls are barely usable. He tried out a slider later in the season that showed promise, but he needs to improve its break. His arm works well and he has an athletic, repeatable delivery. Evarts should be drafted in the third- to fifth-round range, and he's expected to sign rather than attend junior college.
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