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Jordan Zimmermann

#27 | RHP
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Jordan Zimmermann
Name: Jordan M. Zimmermann
Born: May 23, 1986 in Auburndale, WI
College: Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2007 (signed for $495,000)
Zimmermann jumped up prospect lists last summer, when he led the Northwoods League in ERA (1.01) and strikeouts (92 in 80 innings) and ranked as the circuit's top prospect. Scouts haven't had an easy time following him this spring, however. Zimmermann broke his jaw in two places when he was struck by a batted ball while pitching live batting practice during an offseason workout. He missed three games and lost 10 pounds, and having wisdom teeth pulled during the season didn't help him regain his strength. Bad early-season weather also made it difficult to keep him on a regular schedule. Zimmermann's stuff was improving as the season went on, and he was consistently working in the low 90s and showing a quality slider as Wisconsin-Stevens Point entered the NCAA Division III playoffs. He also throws a changeup with promising action and uses a loopy curveball as a fourth pitch. Zimmermann regularly touched 93-95 in the Northwoods League, and scouts expect him to show that velocity more often as he adds more strength to his 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame. He could go as high as the second round, but the third round is more likely.
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