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Brad Sullivan

RHP | AthleticsOAK
Brad Sullivan
Name: Bradley Keith Sullivan
Born: Sep 12, 1981 in Beaumont, Texas USA
High School: Nederland (Texas) HS
College: Houston
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2003 (signed for $1,360,000)
Sullivan's track record stacks up against any pitcher in the draft. He topped NCAA Division I with 157 strikeouts in 2002 and followed up in the summer by outpitching Kyle Sleeth on Team USA. If he can catch Wright State's Casey Abrams, whom he trailed by 10 whiffs at the end of the regular season, Sullivan will become the first repeat strikeout leader since Hawaii legend Derek Tatsuno (1977-79). But because he's only 6 feet tall and has been a little inconsistent this spring, he has slid from a potential top-10 pick toward the bottom of the first round. His 82-85 mph slider is his best pitch, and he also has a 91-93 sinker. He varies his arm slots, location and velocity to keep hitters off balance and is a tenacious competitor. He also can mix in an overhand curveball, his out pitch on a day when he tied a Houston record with 16 strikeouts against Saint Louis, and a decent changeup. His combination of stuff, command and mound presence is difficult to beat.
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