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Alan Horne

RHP | YankeesNYY
Alan Horne
Name: William Alan Horne
Born: Jan 5, 1983 in Marianna, Fla. USA
High School: Marianna (Fla.) HS
College: Florida
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3834.821.514.588.65
Drafted in the 11th round (349th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2005 (signed for $400,000)
If Horne wants to play pro ball, the time is now. He's lived a baseball lifetime since he played with Angels prospect Jeff Mathis back in high school. Horne was a first-round pick in 2001 but didn't sign with the Indians, attending Mississippi instead. After a solid freshman year, Horne hurt his elbow early in his sophomore year and had Tommy John surgery, taking a medical redshirt. He then transferred in December 2003 to Chipola (Fla.) Junior College, where his father had played and where he had known the coach, Jeff Johnson, since he was young. Johnson helped Horne develop a cut fastball that he could throw consistently for strikes, a pitch he honed at Florida after he transferred. Horne turned down six-figure offers from the Angels to go to Florida and was throwing better and better as the spring progressed, sitting in the 88-93 mph range with his fastball. He's also learned to compete better and has improved his approach to pitching. Still, Horne doesn't pound the strike zone and can run up high pitch counts, making him more of a back-of-the-rotation starter.
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