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Tim Stauffer

Tim Stauffer
Name: Timothy James Stauffer
Born: Jun 2, 1982 in Portland, Maine USA
High School: Saratoga Central Catholic HS, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
College: Richmond
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2003 (signed for $750,000)
Stauffer emerged as a sophomore when he earned All-America honors. His 15 wins tied for the national lead and his 1.54 ERA was the best of any starter in the country. He set Richmond single-season records for wins, complete games (13), strikeouts (140) and innings. His record (8-4) suffered this year because of a lack of run support, but he struck out 130 and walked only 14 in 98 innings. Stauffer shows excellent command of four pitches: a fastball, changeup, curveball and a cutter that serves as his out pitch. He has the confidence to throw any pitch in any count. He also effectively adds and subtracts from his different offerings, which expands his repertoire. Stauffer works in the 89-91 mph range, but his four-seamer gets up to 94 while his two-seamer has plus life and is often unhittable at 92-93. Stauffer throws two breaking balls, a 12-to-6 power curve that is more consistent and a one-knuckle curve that's more lively. His stuff, delivery, mound presence and knack for pitching are all major league-quality now and he should breeze through the minors. One scouts says he's like Twins pitcher Brad Radke with a better fastball and breaking ball. The only real questions are the competition Stauffer faced in the Atlantic-10 Conference and the fact he's thrown nearly 250 innings and 23 complete games for the Spiders over the last two seasons.
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