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Jeff Degano

#26 | LHP
Staten Island Yankees Staten Island Yankees
Name: Jeffrey Degano
Born: Oct 30, 1992 in Surrey, British Columbia Canada
College: Indiana State
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 2nd round (57th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2015 (signed for $650,000)
Heading into 2015, Indiana State's coaching staff would have been happy if Degano merely earned a spot in the weekend rotation. The Sycamores admit that even they didn't see him turning into one of the most dominating starters in college baseball this year. The British Columbia-native had missed almost all of 2013 and all of the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. In fall ball he showed no signs of ace potential except for the fact that his velocity had ticked back up into the low 90s. But from day one this spring, Degano has dominated thanks to a 90-94 mph fastball and a plus 78-82 mph slurve with good depth. He's shown he can vary the shape of the breaking ball to make it a little bigger and slower or harder and later-breaking depending on the situation which has led to 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings (seventh-best in Division I). Degano also throws a fringy changeup, but he's used it infrequently this season. His fastball is relatively straight, which could lead a team to consider making him a power reliever, but he'll likely head out as a starter and if he can develop his changeup, he has the makings of a lefthanded starter who can miss bats.
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