• Full name Patrick Joseph Naughton
  • Born 04/16/1996 in Boston, MA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Virginia Tech
  • Debut 08/08/2021
  • Drafted in the 9th round (257th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2017 (signed for $137,500).
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    Naughton's lefthanded arm strength kept scouts intrigued throughout his time at Virginia Tech. The Massachusetts native has struggled to perform throughout his career with the Hokies; in three years he posted an ERA north of six in just under 180 innings. He seemed to have turned a corner following his sophomore year, when he posted a 1.68 ERA in 42.2 innings in the Cape Cod League. There, Naughton showed upper-level evaluators a low 90s fastball that reached 93 mph and a hard top-to-bottom curveball. He has a long arm swing with a high back elbow as he cocks his arm in the back. Naughton has below-average balance over the rubber and has a tendency to rush his delivery. He has a quick arm and has shown flashes with two pitches and performed in the Cape, so a team could look at him as a low-cost, relatively high-ceiling project.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Cincinnati Reds in 2020

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Career Transactions

  • St. Louis Cardinals sent LHP Packy Naughton on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
  • St. Louis Cardinals transferred LHP Packy Naughton from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Left forearm strain.
  • St. Louis Cardinals placed LHP Packy Naughton on the 15-day injured list. Left forearm strain.

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