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Ross Detwiler

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Ross Detwiler
Name: Ross Emery Detwiler
Born: Mar 6, 1986 in St. Louis, MO
High School: Holt HS, Wentzville, Mo.
College: Missouri State
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2007 (signed for $2,150,000)
The Marlins made Brett Sinkbeil the highest-drafted player in Missouri State history when they selected him 19th overall in 2006, but his record will likely last for only a year. Detwiler could go as high as No. 2 overall to the Royals and should last no more than 10 picks at the most. Though he packs just 175 pounds on his 6-foot-4 frame, Detwiler has the leverage and whip-like arm speed to consistently deliver 92-95 mph fastballs. He also throws a hard spike curveball at 78-81 mph, and sometimes will drop his arm angle to give it more sweeping break against lefthanders. His changeup has shown improvement this spring. Detwiler hasn't been able to put on weight yet has been durable. After starring in the Cape Cod League and with Team USA last summer, he endured a trying junior season, winning just four times in his first 12 starts due to a lack of offensive and defensive support. He was finishing strong, however, striking out a career-high 14 in a mid-May start that his bullpen blew for him in the ninth inning.
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