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Chad Jenkins

RHP
Chad Jenkins
Name: Stephen Chadwick Jenkins
Born: Dec 22, 1987 in Chattanooga, Tenn. USA
High School: Cherokee HS, Canton, Ga.
College: Kennesaw State
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career100.23.311.252.324.56
Drafted in the 1st round (20th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 (signed for $1,359,000)
While Kyle Heckathorn entered the year as the top prospect in the A-Sun, Jenkins and Brothers weren't far behind. A mid-80s guy in high school, Jenkins had a soft body but his arm worked well, and he has improved significantly in college. He had a strong sophomore season, first with Kennesaw State (5-5, 3.96), then in the Great Lakes League. Jenkins has firmed up his still soft body, and his velocity has caught up with his ability to throw strikes. He now has two or three plus pitches at times with good command, giving him serious helium. Jenkins has a great feel for pitching and now sits at 90-93 mph with his hard sinker and reaches back for 96 mph with a four-seamer at times. His sinker has boring action in on righthanded hitters when it's going well. His slider gives him a second plus pitch. His changeup is average. Jenkins repeats his delivery, and scouts see his big 6-foot-4, 225-pound body as a durable asset, particularly if he keeps getting in better shape. He resembles Phillies righthander Joe Blanton, with better command, and should go in the first 20 picks.
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