Join Today! Become A Baseball America Insider

Wynn Pelzer

RHP | OriolesBAL
Wynn Pelzer
Name: Wynn Isaiah Pelzer
Born: Jun 23, 1986 in Charleston, S.C. USA
High School: Holly Hill-Roberts HS, Holly Hill, S.C.
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career4753.921.434.008.07
Drafted in the 9th round (297th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2007 (signed for $190,000)
Pelzer appeared to have a bright college future when he was ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Coastal Plain League in 2005, the summer before his sophomore season. He's something of an enigma, though, as he hasn't had the success his stuff would indicate. He's been used primarily as a reliever for the Gamecocks this season. He works off two hard pitches: a fastball that ranges from 88-95 mph and a slider that shows occasional depth and late snap. A popular comparison is Tom Gordon, and if Pelzer can improve his command, he could profile as a potential set-up man. He tends to leave pitches up in the zone and works behind in counts. Pelzer's upside is intriguing, but because of his modest performance he'll probably be drafted in the third- to fifth-round range.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • Spring Training
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
of Free Stories Remaining