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Mike Baumann

#18 | RHP | OriolesBAL
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Mike Baumann
Name: Michael Thomas Baumann
Born: Sep 10, 1995 in Mahtomedi, Minn. USA
High School: Mahtomedi (Minn.) HS
College: Jacksonville
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (98th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2017 (signed for $500,000)
Coming out of high school in Minnesota, Baumann was a 34th round pick of the Twins in 2014. Instead of signing, he enrolled at Jacksonville, where he became an immediate contributor and developed into the ace of the staff. This spring, Baumann battled through mono early in the season and showed improvements as the spring unwound. He's got an outstanding pitcher's build with broad shoulders and a lean, high-waisted frame. Baumann's fastball can reach the mid-90s, touching as high as 97, and he shows natural life and cut on the pitch. He throws a low-to-mid-80s slider with late bite that projects as an above-average pitch and an inconsistent but flashy mid-70s curveball. Baumann has a full arm action that's easy and portends future velocity gains. He'll need to iron out his command to be a starter at the highest level, but his upward trajectory gives scouts hope.
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