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Jordan Brink

RHP | CubsCHC
Jordan Brink
Name: Jordan Michael Brink
Born: Mar 18, 1993 in Fresno, Calif. USA
College: Fresno State
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career29.23.941.454.8511.22
Drafted in the 11th round (319th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2014 (signed for $100,000)
Brink has an infielder's body at a listed 6-foot-1, 200 pounds. He began his Fresno State career as a lefthanded hitter, playing outfield and the corner infield spots. He primarily played third base in the Alaska League in 2012 and was seen as a decent hitting prospect, but his arm earned him time on the mound as a sophomore. Though he gave up a walk-off home run to Stanford in his first college appearance, he progressed as a sophomore into a starting role, and the athletic, quick-armed righty has continued progressing as a junior. He threw from a low three-quarters arm slot in 2013 and reached 96 mph in the fall, but he's thrown more from an over-the-top slot this spring. His fastball has backed up velocity-wise, sitting 91-93 mph early this year and dropping into the average range as he's reached 76 innings, by far the most of his career. The higher slot also has aided Brink in throwing his power spike curveball, which at its best reaches the mid-80s. Brink remains raw thanks to his relative inexperience as a pitcher, but he's athletic and has flashed two plus pitches. Some scouts dream on the combination and see him as a starter waiting to be molded in pro ball. Others would like to see him return to his lower slot, hoping for a return of the 96s and his previous breaking ball, a slider. His late velocity drop could hurt his draft position a bit, but he showed second-round talent at his best.
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