- Full name Andrew Hunter Wantz
- Born 10/13/1995 in Holly Springs, NC
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School UNC Greensboro
- Debut 07/04/2021
Drafted in the 7th round (211th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2018 (signed for $10,000).
View Draft ReportA closer for UNC-Greensboro, Wantz has pitched out of the bullpen during his last three seasons after starting as a freshman. This spring Wantz posted a 2.95 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 18 walks in 55 innings. A big, 6-foot-4, 200-pound pitcher, Wantz throws in the 90-93 mph range with an average changeup and a below-average slider.
Wantz increased his fastball velocity from 88-92 mph to 91-95 mph and added a cutter to his arsenal this season. The changes allowed him to miss more bats and resulted in a strong showing at Triple-A Salt Lake before earning his first major league callup on July 3.