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John Curtiss

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John Curtiss
Name: John Pickens Curtiss
Born: Apr 5, 1993 in Southlake, Texas USA
High School: Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas
College: Texas
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (170th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2014 (signed for $266,900)
While he's just a redshirt sophomore, Curtiss already has his degree and scouts consider him signable. He has a max-effort delivery and had Tommy John surgery, which prompted him to miss the 2013 season, as well as surgery to relieve pain from thoracic outlet syndrome that year. He has returned this spring as Texas' closer, and while he hasn't been Huston Street or J. Brent Cox (who both closed for Longhorns national championship teams), he has been effective. Curtiss doesn't have great command but throws hard, sitting at 93-95 mph at his best. His secondary stuff--a hard breaking ball, a slurvy slider and changeup--doesn't excite scouts. His intelligence shows on the mound, as does his competitiveness. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder has thrown the changeup more than the slider this season but generally pitches off his fastball.
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