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Branden Kelliher

RHP | AthleticsOAK
Branden Kelliher
Name: Branden Ives Kelliher
Born: Dec 11, 1995 in Lake Stevens, Wash. USA
High School: Lake Stevens (Wash.) HS
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career112.26.551.867.037.03
Drafted in the 8th round (252nd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2014 (signed for $450,000)
Short, quick-armed pitchers in the Pacific Northwest inevitably get compared to Tim Lincecum and inevitably come up short in the comparison. Kellier stands on his own merits, though he was listed last summer at 5-foot-10, 169 pounds. Previously a San Diego commit, he de-committed and wound up signing with Oregon. Kelliher has popped some 94s in showcases and this spring but usually pitches at 90-91 mph. He has an up-tempo delivery that he can lose from time to time, which causes his control to waver. His curveball and changeup lack consistency, but he flashed an average curveball with 12-to-6 shape and showed some feel for his curve and changeup.
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