• Full name Bryce Martin Jarvis
  • Born 12/26/1997 in Lexington, KY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Duke
  • Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020 (signed for $2,650,000).
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    Jarvis is one of several big-time pitching risers in North Carolina, along with Wake Forest’s Jared Shuster and North Carolina State’s Nick Swiney. Jarvis didn’t pitch in the Cape Cod League over the summer, instead working to improve his game by working with Driveline and Cressey Sports Performance to improve his pitch mix and fastball velocity. The work paid off, as Jarvis increased his fastball from a pitch that topped out in the low 90s to a plus offering that sat 93-96 deep into outings early in the spring. That new fastball—combined with his already impressive secondary offerings—has taken his draft stock to a new level. Jarvis already had an impressive track record with Duke as a starter and reliever, racking up impressive strikeout totals no matter the role. After striking out 12.7 per nine during his freshman season primarily as a reliever, Jarvis whiffed 11.2 per nine in a split role as a sophomore. He was one of the most dominant arms in the country through four starts this spring, including a 15-strikeout perfect game against Cornell during the second week of the season. Jarvis has three potential plus pitches now, with a mid-80s slider and a changeup a tick below that range. The 6-foot-2 righthander throws all of those pitches effectively and showed above-average or better command in 2020 after walking more than four batters per nine innings as a freshman and sophomore. He works with a quick tempo and throws with a bit of effort and some recoil at times. It’s not the most fluid delivery, but it shouldn’t prevent him from starting at the next level either. Teams surely would have liked to see if Jarvis was capable of holding his newfound fastball velocity over a full season in a starting role. Now that that’s not possible, Jarvis is probably looking at a second- or third-round selection.

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  • RHP Bryce Jarvis assigned to Reno Aces from Amarillo Sod Poodles.
  • Reno Aces activated RHP Bryce Jarvis.
  • RHP Bryce Jarvis assigned to Reno Aces from Amarillo Sod Poodles.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster RHP Bryce Jarvis and to spring training.

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