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Jake Petricka

#23 | RHP | RangersTEX
Nashville Sounds Nashville Sounds
Jake Petricka
Name: Jacob Steven Petricka
Born: Jun 5, 1988 in Northfield, Minn. USA
High School: Faribault (Minn.) HS
College: Indiana State
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career384.23.741.423.957.88
Drafted in the 2nd round (63rd overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2010 (signed for $540,000)
Petricka may have had more helium than any player a month before the draft, with his stock rising so rapidly that it could have carried him into the first round. He cooled off by season's end, and now figures to go in the sandwich or second round. He began his college career at Iowa Western CC, where he sat out 2007 while recovering from Tommy John surgery and mostly pitched in the high 80s. He touched 94 early in the 2009 season after transferring to Indiana State, but didn't hold that velocity and ultimately turned down the Yankees, who took him in the 34th round as a draft-eligible sophomore. Petricka was on follow lists for 2010, and early in the season he was nothing special, sitting at 90 mph and featuring a soft curveball. Starting in mid-April, he made a quantum leap and began pitching at 92-94 mph and reaching 98 with his fastball, holding his velocity deep into games. His breaking ball now has some power to it and grades as a solid-average pitch. Scouts have noted that the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder is doing a much better job of using his legs and finishing his delivery.
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