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Ben Holmes

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Ben Holmes
Name: Benjamin Alen Holmes
Born: Sep 12, 1991 in Portland, OR
High School: Clackamas (Ore.) HS
Four-Year College: Oregon State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 9th round (257th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2014 (signed for $30,500)
No college player had a more eventful spring than Wetzler. The NCAA suspended the Beavers' ace for the first three weeks of the season for violating its "no-agent rule" after ruling that he negotiated with the Phillies, who drafted him in the fifth round last year. Philadelphia reported Wetzler to the NCAA after he agreed to sign but then changed his mind, opting instead to try to lead the Beavers back to Omaha. He was doing his part on the field with a 10-1, 0.84 mark. Scouts and Pac-12 coaches, though, report Wetzler's velocity has been down this year, more in the 86-89 mph range than the 88-91 he showed in the past. He commands and locates his pitches well and has baffled hitters with his plus changeup. His May arrest for two misdemeanors (criminal mischief and trespassing) left a sour taste in scouts' mouths, who expect more out of a 22-year-old senior. Wetzler's combination of diminished velocity, hard-to-gauge signability and makeup questions, plus his dominance as the Pac-12's top pitcher, make his draft round difficult to peg.
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