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Justin Souza

RHP | DodgersLAD
Justin Souza
Name: Justin Richard Souza
Born: Oct 22, 1985 in Stockton, Calif. USA
College: Sacramento JC
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career5554.741.382.587.04
Drafted in the 9th round (261st overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2006 (signed for $65,000)
The highest grade given by the Major League Scouting Bureau to any California junior college player early in the year went to Justin Souza at Sacramento City College, as his mid-90s fastball attracted attention. Under closer scrutiny, Souza remained likely to be drafted in the first 10 rounds, if not an elite prospect. Scouts have seen him for awhile because he played on the same high school team as Rockies prospect Ryan Mattheus and Rangers farmhand Zach Phillips. Slight at a listed 6-foot-1, 188 pounds (which one scout called "very generous"), he's in his third year of college and at his second college, having started at American River Junior College. He missed one season with pain in his throwing shoulder, though he didn't need surgery and no serious damage was ever found. Souza profiles as a middle reliever with a delivery that takes some effort, a sinking fastball that sits in the low 90s (and has touched 95), and a solid though sweepy slider. He's committed to Arizona State but is likely ready to play pro ball.
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