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Mike Minor

#36 | LHP
Texas Rangers Texas Rangers
Mike Minor
Name: Michael David Minor
Born: Dec 26, 1987 in Chapel Hill, Tenn. USA
High School: Forrest HS, Chapel Hill, Tenn.
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2018213.861.052.578.57
Career751.13.931.232.588.07
Drafted in the 1st round (7th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2009 (signed for $2,420,000)
Baseball America's reigning Summer Player of the Year, Minor vaulted into first-round consideration with a dominant performance for USA Baseball's college national team, including two victories against Cuba. Minor could be the third lefthander drafted in the first round out of Vanderbilt in the last six years, and he's more Jeremy Sowers than David Price. Like Sowers, Minor has more pitchability than stuff, with a fastball in the 86-89 mph range and a plus changeup that grades as his best pitch. His other strongest attribute could be his pickoff move, a weapon he broke out repeatedly against Cuba last summer. Minor's future may depend on his breaking stuff. He formerly threw a slider as his primary breaking ball, and at times it was an above-average pitch with depth. He showed he could throw the pitch for strikes or bury it. Minor added a solid curveball this fall and threw four pitches for strikes this spring, but some scouts think the curve has sapped some of the life off the rest of his offerings. Vanderbilt's catching problems--at one point they used a fourth-string catcher due to injuries--also limited Minor's repertoire, making him hesitant to throw his breaking balls as chase pitches. Minor will be all over draft boards in June, and could go anywhere from the first half of the first round to the back half of the second.
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