IP 109
ERA 1.486
WHIP .881
BB/9 2.064
SO/9 13.789
  • Full name Andrew Patrick Painter
  • Born 04/10/2003 in Pompano Beach, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Calvary Christian
  • Drafted in the 1st round (13th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2021 (signed for $3,900,000).
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    Painter established himself as the top pitcher in the high school class last summer and entered the season as the sole unanimous selection on Baseball America’s preseason All-America Team, as voted on by scouting directors. He was never the hardest thrower on the field, but it is difficult to find a pitcher in this year’s class who checks as many boxes as Painter—which has led to comparisons to 2020 prep righthander Mick Abel. Painter is a 6-foot-6, 230-pound righty with a buttery smooth delivery and a tremendously loose, easy arm action that should give him above-average or plus command in the future. It’s rare to put 60-grade control on a prep arm, but some scouts have even gone as far as putting 70 grades on his future control. In terms of stuff, Painter has a four-pitch mix that’s above-average or better across the board. This spring, Painter has run his fastball up into the upper 90s at his peak, and he’s held 94-95 mph deep into his outings, which is a solid tick up from the low 90s range he settled into last summer. His best secondary is a changeup in the low 80s that scouts put plus grades on, and he throws both a curveball and a slider. Painter’s breaking stuff has been inconsistent at times, but he’s shown enough flashes and general feel for spin for both to project as above-average in the future. Painter was just OK during his first few starts of the season, which caused him to lose his grip on the “consensus top prep arm” label of the class that he entered the season with. Despite that, and despite the industry’s general hesitance to spend significant draft capital on high school righthanders, Painter checks all of the boxes to become a first-round pick and shouldn’t make it to campus at Florida. Calvary Christian had three players drafted in the 2010s (Luke Jackson, Jake Eder, Raynel Delgado) but Painter should become the highest drafted of the bunch, and the highest ever for the program.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Andrew Painter roster status changed by Reading Fightin Phils.
  • Reading Fightin Phils transferred RHP Andrew Painter from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Reading Fightin Phils placed RHP Andrew Painter on the 7-day injured list.
  • Philadelphia Phillies invited non-roster RHP Andrew Painter to spring training.
  • RHP Andrew Painter roster status changed by Philadelphia Phillies.

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