- Full name David Lee Starn
- Born 05/19/1990 in Cleveland, OH
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Kent State
Drafted in the 7th round (239th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2012 (signed for $25,000).
View Draft ReportStarn arrived at Kent State as a walk-on, then went on to lead the Golden Flashes to a regional victory as a senior. He broke Dirk Hayhurst's school record for strikeouts and earns Jamie Moyer comparisons from the Kent State staff, which includes ex-big leaguer Mike Birkbeck as his pitching coach. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has a fastball that ranges from 82-88 mph and sits at 84 yet is effective because he has excellent command. He pitches inside effectively because he can cut and sink his fastball. His slider and changeup are nothing special, but he locates them well and will throw them in any count.