IP 712
ERA 3.956
WHIP 1.416
BB/9 3.463
SO/9 6.788
  • Full name Joshua Paul Rainwater
  • Born 04/09/1985 in Deridder, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Deridder
  • Drafted in the 4th round (100th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2003 (signed for $300,000).
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    RHP Josh Rainwater's season began with consecutive 1-0 losses to top pro prospects LeBlanc, Byrd and Kelly Shearer (Elkins High, Missouri City, Texas). But he established his credentials by fanning 17 and 18 in back-to-back starts against national high school powers Barbe and Elkins. He topped out at 95 mph against Elkins, the defending national champion, and competes well. Rainwater needs to firm up his 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame and refine his slider. His finish was happier than his start, as he led DeRidder to its first-ever state 4-A championship. He tossed a no-hitter in the semifinals and struck out six of the seven batters he faced to close out the finals the next day.

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