IP 38
ERA 6.158
WHIP 1.684
BB/9 5.211
SO/9 7.105
  • Full name Daniel Martin O'Brien
  • Born 09/12/1984 in Chicago, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Western Michigan
  • Drafted in the 8th round (240th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006 (signed for $90,000).
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    The state's top prospect, lefthander Dan O'Brien, probably won't go higher than the eighth round. He may not have even an average pitch, but he throws strikes with an 85-88 mph sinker, an 83-86 mph cutter, a curveball and a changeup. Some scouts say his cutter is his best pitch while others say it's his sinker, and his changeup may have the most potential. He's undersized at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds and lost velocity down the stretch. He didn't help his chances when he pitched against Ball State's Ben Snyder in front of a crowd of scouts in April. O'Brien walked four guys in the second inning, including three with the bases loaded, and battled his command all day.

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