• Full name Brant Harris Hurter
  • Born 09/06/1998 in Canton, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 250 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Drafted in the 7th round (195th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2021 (signed for $241,000).
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    Hurter impressed during his sophomore season at Georgia Tech in 2019 before Tommy John surgery cut his year short. Prior to his injury, Hurter posted a 2.42 ERA over 48.1 innings, with 58 strikeouts (10.8 K/9) and 14 walks (2.6 BB/9). He still ranked as a top-300 prospect in the 2020 class despite not pitching in the shortened season. This spring, he’s been solid for the Yellow Jackets, posting a 3.90 ERA through 15 starts and 85.1 innings of work while striking out 83 (8.8 K/9) and walking just 19 (2.0 BB/9). Hurter makes for an uncomfortable at-bat thanks to a long 6-foot-6 frame and a lower, three-quarter arm slot that allows him to attack hitters from a difficult angle. He throws a three-pitch mix, headlined by a sinking fastball that sits in the 89-91 mph range and has touched 94-95. While the pitch has average velocity, scouts think it plays up because of the angle and deception that Hurter creates in his delivery. He also throws a sweeping slider in the low 80s that starts at lefthanders’ hips and then darts into the zone. Hurter has shown less feel for a low-80s changeup than his first two offerings, but the pitch looks like a solid change-of-pace offering that can induce ground balls. There’s effort in Hurter’s delivery that leaves some scouts thinking he would be best as a unique option out of a bullpen, but he’s shown enough strike-throwing ability to warrant a shot at starting, with back-of-the-rotation upside.

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