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Jake Woodford

#44 | RHP
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Jake Woodford
Name: Jacob Robert Woodford
Born: Oct 28, 1996 in Tampa, FL
High School: Plant HS, Tampa
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (39th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 (signed for $1,800,000)
While outfielder Kyle Tucker has generated buzz as a potential top 10 pick, he's not the only prospect scouts went to Plant High to see this spring. Woodford has also made some noise of his own and may hear his own name called not long after Tucker's. Woodford showed premium velocity this spring, routinely running his fastball up to 94 mph and holding that velocity deep into his starts thanks to his arm strength. His simple delivery helps him to command his fastball well, and the sink he gets on the pitch creates plenty of groundballs. His secondary stuff wasn't as consistent this year, as his breaking ball got a little slurvy. He's shown a good slider in the past, however, and he has the makings of a solid changeup, though he didn't need it much in high school. At 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, Woodford has a good pitcher's frame with room for more strength gains. He earns praise for his competitive mentality on the mound and has the look of a future workhorse starter. Like Tucker, he is committed to Florida, and a team will likely have to take him early to sign him away from the Gators.
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