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Dan Klein

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Dan Klein
Name: Daniel C. Klein
Born: Jul 27, 1988 in Anaheim, Calif. USA
High School: Servite HS, Anaheim
College: UCLA
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career38.20.930.801.6310.94
Drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2010 (signed for $499,900)
An outstanding quarterback at Anaheim's famed Servite High, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Klein turned down numerous college football scholarship offers to play baseball at UCLA. Selected by the Orioles in the 24th round of the 2007 draft, Klein struggled in his first season at UCLA in 2008 and then took a medical redshirt in 2009 due to shoulder problems, so he is a draft-eligible sophomore. Pitching exclusively as a closer in 2010, Klein has found his niche and was having a terrific season at 5-0, 2.23 with nine saves, with 46 strikeouts and seven walks in 40 innings. While Klein may not project as a closer in pro ball, he is perfectly suited to work as a set-up man. He relies on three effective pitches: a 91-93 mph fastball which he uses to run in on a hitters' hands; a changeup and a downer curveball, which hitters find difficult to read and time.
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