IP 56
ERA 3.214
WHIP 1.107
BB/9 2.089
SO/9 7.714
  • Full name Joshua R. Laxer
  • Born 06/07/1993 in Madison, MS
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mississippi
  • Drafted in the 9th round (280th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2014 (signed for $143,000).
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    After two years of inconsistent performance between the bullpen and rotation, Laxer found a home in the bullpen. His stuff plays better in short stints, sitting 91-93 mph, touching 94 in some outings and 93-95, touching 96 at his best. He has a quick arm and the ball jumps out of his hand. His fastball doesn't have much lateral wiggle but he does get downhill plane from a high three-quarters arm slot. His breaking ball can flash at least average, though his high-effort delivery makes it inconsistent. He doesn't offer a third pitch. While Laxer has thrown strikes this season, his control is way ahead of his command, which will need to improve significantly in pro ball. He has a max-effort delivery that propels him toward first base after release. He has a strong, physical build at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds.

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