IP 293
ERA 4.608
WHIP 1.273
BB/9 1.444
SO/9 4.208
  • Full name Blake William Beavan
  • Born 01/17/1989 in Irving, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 255 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Irving
  • Debut 07/03/2011
  • Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2007 (signed for $1,497,500).
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    Beavan set the tone for a dominant senior season last summer, when he threw an 11-strikeout shutout against Cuba--in Cuba--during the quarterfinals of the World Junior Championship. The ace of Team USA and Baseball America's 2006 Youth Player of the Year, Beavan allowed two earned runs in 11 starts this spring, including an 18-whiff perfect game and a 15-strikeout one-hitter in the playoffs. He has pitched at 91-96 mph with his fastball all spring, and some scouts believe his hard slider may be his best pitch. His 6-foot-7, 210-pound frame adds to his intimidating presence, and it's tough for righthanders to dig in when he drops down to a lower three-quarters arm angle. Beavan's mechanics are the only thing that give scouts pause about him. He has some recoil and effort in his arm action, and he often stays too upright and doesn't finish over his front side. He also tips his pitches at times by varying his arm slot. Despite those concerns, Beavan has been durable and should go in the middle of the first round. He committed to Oklahoma but won't be a tough sign.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the Texas League in 2010
  • Rated Best Control in the Texas League in 2010
  • Rated Best Control in the Texas Rangers in 2010

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