IP 10
ERA 10.8
WHIP 2.4
BB/9 7.2
SO/9 5.4
  • Full name James Richard Barthmaier
  • Born 01/06/1984 in Atlanta, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Roswell
  • Debut 06/27/2008
  • Drafted in the 13th round (389th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2003 (signed for $750,000).
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    Barthmaier was making a late push for the first round, throwing 91-95 for four innings in a mid-May regional playoff game. He also showed an 80-83 mph slider and easy mechanics. Big-bodied (6-foot-4 and 210 pounds) and very athletic, he's also a good quarterback prospect--and that may hurt his draft status. He has been recruited by several Southeastern Conference schools but is waiting to see how the draft goes before making a commitment. At the same time he has been vague about his signability and his willingness to give up football, making it tough for scouts to get a read on him.

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  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the International League in 2008
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Carolina League in 2006
  • Rated Best Curveball in the Houston Astros in 2006
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the South Atlantic League in 2005

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