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Thomas Szapucki

LHP
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Thomas Szapucki
Name: Thomas Mathew Szapucki
Born: Jun 12, 1996 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. USA
High School: Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 181 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
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Career292.791.173.108.38
Drafted in the 5th round (149th overall) by the New York Mets in 2015 (signed for $375,000)
Even in a strong class of Florida high school pitchers, Szapucki stands out as a lefthander with premium velocity and a quality breaking ball. His fastball has been up to 95 mph this spring and he holds his velocity well, continuing to throw 92-93 mph at the ends of games. His sharp slider has a chance to give him a second plus offering and had the best spin rate of any breaking ball at Perfect Game National, according to TrackMan data. He rarely used his changeup in high school, but when he threw it over the summer it showed the potential to become an average offering with more development. He works around the strike zone, but pitches with more control than command right now. Listed at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, Szapucki has good size for a lefthander. But he throws from a low slot, leading some scouts to see him as a future reliever. Even with that concern, his premium stuff may be enough to entice a team to sign him away from his commitment to Florida.
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