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Josh Wall
Name: Joshua Michael Wall
Born: Jan 21, 1987 in Walker, LA
High School: Central (La.) Private HS
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (74th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005 (signed for $480,000)
Wall had a chance to go in the first round based on his early performance. He struck out 12 in a heavily scouted 2-0 loss to Aaron Thompson in April, and at that point he had been regularly working with a 90-93 mph fastball and a solid curveball. Wall's stuff dipped toward the end of his season, though, and he pitched at 86-88 mph and had a less effective curve. He kept winning, allowing one earned run in two playoff games as Central Private capped a 38-1 season with a championship in the Mississippi Private School Association (which includes teams from both Mississippi and Louisiana). While Wall probably will go in the second round now, he's still one of the most projectable pitchers available. He has a lot of room for to add muscle to his frame, and when he does should have more success maintaining a plus fastball. Wall's size also makes him a power threat at the plate, as he tied a school record with 19 homers this spring.
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