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Jeff Lyman

RHP | CardinalsSTL
Jeff Lyman
Name: Jeffrey T. Lyman
Born: Jan 14, 1987 in San Francisco, Calif. USA
High School: Monte Vista HS, Alamo, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career573.24.801.554.477.44
Drafted in the 2nd round (77th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2005 (signed for $460,000)
A physical righthander with a bulldog approach, Lyman can pump mid-90s fastballs and maintain his velocity deep into games. He has a quick arm and gets good run on his ball when he throws his two-seam fastball, but he tends to favor his four-seamer --a faster but straighter pitch. He also has two other quality pitches, a sharp 76-78 mph curve that scouts often confuse for a slurve, and a split-finger pitch that he uses as a changeup. Northern California area scouts who have seen both he and Sacramento righthander Vance Worley generally say Worley has a higher upside and should be drafted a few picks earlier than Lyman. Lyman's delivery is not as smooth as Worley's because his high school pitching coach taught him some built-in funkiness to create deception. And where Worley is more of a pitcher and projects as a starter in pro ball, Lyman is a power arm and a potential closer. Lyman would prefer to sign rather than attend Arizona State, particularly if he's drafted in the first two or three rounds, as expected.
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