- Full name Steven Andrew Geltz
- Born 11/01/1987 in Newfane, NY
- Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School SUNY Buffalo
- Debut 08/16/2012
Organization Prospect Rankings
Signed as a nondrafted free agent in 2008, Geltz made his major league debut last season and became the first Buffalo player in the big leagues since Joe Hesketh wrapped up an 11-year career in 1994. There's not much that jumps out about Geltz, yet he has averaged 12.1 strikeouts per nine innings in the minors. He keeps hitters off balance with a lot of deception from a high three-quarters arm slot. Talent evaluators use words like "fearless," "moxie" and "bulldog" to describe Geltz, who attacks hitters mostly with a 91-94 mph fastball that features late hop. He locates his fastball well on the outside corner against lefthanders, but his control is no better than average. He's had a lot of success with mostly one pitch, though he does flash an average breaking ball and mixes in an occasional splitter. Geltz has a middle-relief ceiling, and there's still concern that his smoke-and-mirrors act might not work against big leaguers.