IP 388
ERA 4.848
WHIP 1.443
BB/9 4.291
SO/9 6.448
  • Full name Thomas Brad Furnish
  • Born 01/19/1985 in Wichita Falls, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: S / Throws: L
  • School Texas Christian
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (54th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 (signed for $600,000).
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    Texas Christian's trio of weekend starters has the chance to pull off the rare feat of each topping 100 strikeouts, and pro teams can't wait to get their hands on any of them. But Jake Arrietta and Sam Demel are sophomores, leaving Furnish as the rotation's lone draft pick in June, a likely third- to sixth-rounder. Furnish, who spun a seven-inning no-hitter with 13 strikeouts against Texas-Pan American in February, leads the Horned Frogs with 112 strikeouts in 90 innings. He began his college career at Nebraska before transferring after the 2004 season, and has pitched well in the Cape Cod League the last two summers. He's a lefty with two solid pitches, an 88-92 mph fastball and a solid overhand curveball. Furnish likes to change hitters' eye levels by throwing high fastballs to set up his curveball. He probably will have to pitch more down in the zone with his fastball as a pro, and refining a changeup would improve his chances against righthanders.

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