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Anthony Varvaro

RHP
Anthony Varvaro
Name: Anthony Michael Varvaro
Born: Oct 31, 1984 in Staten Island, N.Y. USA
High School: Curtis HS, Staten Island, N.Y.
College: St. John's
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career496.14.421.485.359.65
Drafted in the 12th round (353rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2005
(Note: Vavarro was diagnosed as requiring Tommy John surgery after this report was filed.) With an average of 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings, Varvaro has been among the nation's most prolific strikeout artists this spring, and it has raised his draft profile considerably. He was projected as a fifth- or sixth-rounder entering the season after averaging less than a strikeout an inning as a sophomore and last summer in the Cape Cod League, but now is a candidate for the second or third round. His smallish frame is all that keeps him from going higher. Varvaro has a lightning-quick arm and excellent technique. He's durable and is capable of working deep into games. He has two quality pitches: a 92-94 mph fastball that touches 96 and an 83 mph power curveball that was much sharper this year. He's relentless in his desire to strike out hitters, but he's also learned the value of becoming a more complete pitcher. He has learned how to use his stuff, particularly his fastball, to set up hitters and gets most of his strikeouts by going to the outside half of the plate. He still needs work on his delivery, as he tends to fly open with his front shoulder. Scouts say he's a more complete pitcher than his teammate Craig Hansen, who will be a first-rounder, but lacks Hansen's raw stuff and frame.
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