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Josh Banks

RHP | OriolesBAL
Josh Banks
Name: Joshua Charles Banks
Born: Jul 18, 1982 in Baltimore, Md. USA
High School: Severna Park (Md.) HS
College: Florida International
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career1,141.24.381.241.716.62
Drafted in the 2nd round (50th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003 (signed for $650,000)
The best college prospect in the state, Banks looked like a first-rounder at midseason but was inconsistent in the second half and will drop a round or two. He missed his last two regular-season starts with blister problems that arose when he threw his recently developed splitter too often. Banks is aggressive and goes after hitters with a 90-94 mph fastball, hard slider, splitter and changeup. His slider is his second-best pitch and his changeup has improved. His only real shortcoming is the lack of life on his fastball. He has a solid delivery, throws strikes and maintains his velocity late into games.
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