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Daniel Griffin

RHP | GiantsSF
Daniel Griffin
Name: Daniel P. Griffin
Born: Sep 29, 1984 in Albany, N.Y. USA
High School: Guilderland HS, Guilderland Center, N.Y.
College: Niagara
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 245 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career335.24.101.413.359.44
Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2005 (signed for $170,000)
Some scouts say 6-foot-7, 225-pound sophomore RHP Dan Griffin will be the first Niagara pitcher drafted, ahead of James Avery. Griffin has a higher ceiling, but is nowhere near as polished--even though he made strides this spring. Griffin was so gangly and unrefined that he redshirted as a freshman and went 1-7, 9.55 with 27 walks and 26 strikeouts in 33 innings as a sophomore. But this year, he went 6-4, 4.37 while walking only 30 and striking out 120 strikeouts in 78 innings--one of the best ratios in the country. His fastball was 82-83 mph when he enrolled in school, but with improved mechanics now registers 90-94, and he complements it with a power curveball. His changeup needs a lot of work, and his command remains problematic.
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