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Tim Layden

LHP | CubsCHC
Tim Layden
Name: Timothy William Layden
Born: Dec 22, 1982 in New York, N.Y. USA
College: Duke
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career2303.761.504.547.71
Drafted in the 6th round (186th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 (signed for $155,000)
While Layden has hit in the middle of Duke's lineup for three years, he's a much better prospect on the mound and could sneak into the first five rounds. He has good velocity, at times throwing in the 91-92 mph range, and throws an excellent hard slider, a potential plus major league pitch. It's in the 83-86 mph range--his last one in a no-hitter against Old Dominion was 83--and has good depth. Layden, a 16th-round pick out of a New York high school, lacks fastball command because of a severe head jerk in his delivery, which could be difficult to fix without overhauling his mechanics completely. He fits the profile of a lefty bullpen specialist.
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