• Full name Carson Andrew Ragsdale
  • Born 05/25/1998 in Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School South Florida
  • Drafted in the 4th round (116th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020 (signed for $225,000).
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    One of the tallest pitchers in the 2020 draft class, Ragsdale is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound redshirt junior with limited track record at South Florida. After totaling 31.1 innings as a reliever during his freshman and sophomore seasons, Ragsdale missed the 2019 season with Tommy John surgery, before exciting teams with his combination of stuff, strikes and size early in 2020. While Ragsdale started just four games, he was an up-arrow guy after posting a 2.84 ERA in 19 innings, with 37 strikeouts (17.5 per nine) to just seven walks (3.3 per nine). His strike-throwing ability early this season was significantly better than he’s previously shown in his career, and Ragsdale has better body control and coordination than most players of his size. There’s some length in Ragsdale’s arm action, but he repeats a three-quarter arm stroke reasonably well and has good extension down the mound. Ragsdale throws a fastball that sits in the 90-93 mph range, but he’s run the pitch up to 96 and pairs it with a solid-average curveball and a below-average changeup. He’s more of a control-over-command pitcher, and because of that and a below-average third pitch, some scouts think he’s a better reliever profile. However, there are teams who think he has a chance to start, and because of that he could go off the board in the 4-6 round range.

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  • RHP Carson Ragsdale assigned to Richmond Flying Squirrels from Eugene Emeralds.
  • RHP Carson Ragsdale assigned to San Francisco Giants.
  • Eugene Emeralds placed RHP Carson Ragsdale on the 7-day injured list.
  • RHP Carson Ragsdale assigned to Eugene Emeralds.

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