IP 377
ERA 5.252
WHIP 1.464
BB/9 3.891
SO/9 7.854
  • Full name Andrew M. Thurman
  • Born 12/10/1991 in Orange, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School UC Irvine
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (40th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2013 (signed for $1,397,200).
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    Thurman had success with fringe-average fastball velocity as a sophomore, when he went 8-3, 2.66 and threw a no-hitter against Long Beach State, and his velocity spiked this spring, giving him a strong chance to be UCI's highest-drafted player since 1974, when Jeff Malinoff (now a national crosschecker for the Angels) went in the second round. In the first half of this season, Thurman held his 90-93 mph fastball velocity deep into games and routinely topped out at 95. Down the stretch he has worked more at 90-92, bumping 93. He pounds the strike zone but needs to hone his command because he has a tendency to pitch up in the zone. His best secondary pitch is an above-average 77-80 changeup that he is comfortable throwing to righties as well as lefties. The primary knock against Thurman is his lack of a power breaking ball. His below-average 73-77 curveball is serviceable, and he picked up a short 78-80 slider in the Cape Cod League last summer. That pitch flashes fringe-average when it's on, but he tends to yank it out of the zone at times. Scouts and coaches rave about his makeup and work ethic.

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