• Full name Avery Joseph Short
  • Born 03/14/2001 in Indianapolis, IN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Southport
  • Drafted in the 12th round (362nd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2019 (signed for $922,500).
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    If anyone convinces Short to forgo his commitment to Louisville, it will mean that team is confident there’s more to come from a lefthander with a four-pitch mix. At his best, Short already shows a future plus curveball and a fastball that can touch 92 mph. But he doesn’t show that velocity consistently and has generally been sitting at a below-average 86-89 mph in the lead-up to the draft. Short also throws a developing slider and changeup. The changeup has some promise as it has solid drop near the plate. Scouts have differing opinions on Short’s remaining projection. Some see him as a safe bet to add several ticks to his fastball over the next few years, while others are more inclined to let him enroll at Louisville and check back in a few years to pay him a larger signing bonus if he keeps improving.

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  • Hillsboro Hops transferred LHP Avery Short from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Hillsboro Hops placed LHP Avery Short on the 7-day injured list.

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