IP 494
ERA 4.445
WHIP 1.52
BB/9 3.626
SO/9 4.464
  • Full name Aaron Steven Laffey
  • Born 04/15/1985 in Cumberland, MD
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Allegany
  • Debut 08/04/2007
  • Drafted in the 16th round (468th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2003 (signed for $363,000).
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    Laffey pitched better every time out this spring and became a possible early-round selection. He has a quick arm with clean mechanics and can locate all three of his pitches: an 85-87 mph fastball that reaches 91, a changeup and slider. He has a good feel for pitching, though his 6-foot, 180-pound build doesn't leave room for much projection. He's a good athlete who plays shortstop when he doesn't pitch and averaged 15-20 points for his high school basketball team. His father is a former teammate of Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone, which might put him higher on the Braves' draft board. The Braves are targeting lefthanded pitching. Laffey has committed to Virginia Tech and his pitching style reminds area scouts of Virginia Tech lefty Joe Saunders, a first-round pick in 2002.

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