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Matt Graham

RHP | GiantsSF
Matt Graham
Name: Matthew John Graham
Born: May 1, 1990 in Las Cruses, N.M. USA
High School: Oak Ridge HS, Spring, Texas
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 6th round (177th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2009 (signed for $500,000)
Texas area scouts still haven't figured Graham out. He excited them when he emerged as a potential first-rounder in the summer and fall before his junior season, but he has had a Jekyll-and-Hyde ride since. His velocity plunged to the mid-80s at the start of last summer, though it had crept up to the low 90s by the end of the showcase circuit. This spring, Graham has had outings where his fastball has sat at 86-88 mph and others where it has parked at 90-93 mph. He'll mix a power curveball with some ineffective breaking balls, and he's show the makings of an effective changeup but doesn't use it often enough. Graham has an athletic 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame but he throws with a herky-jerky delivery that contains a lot of effort. He needs to clean up and repeat his mechanics, and to improve control that's as inconsistent as his stuff. Graham has committed to North Carolina but may be signable if drafted in the first five rounds.
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