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Justin Fitzgerald

RHP
Justin Fitzgerald
Name: Justin P. Fitzgerald
Born: Mar 3, 1986 in Santa Rosa, Calif. USA
College: UC Davis
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career7133.611.353.427.60
Drafted in the 11th round (327th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2008
A redshirt junior, Fitzgerald has emerged as a prospect by becoming one of the West's harder-throwing closers, but he's far from a one-pitch power closer. His fastball has touched 95 mph at times, though it straightens out at that velocity. He gets a little more cut and life on the pitch when it's thrown in the 90-93 mph range. Fitzgerald's slider and cut fastball are both decent pitches, with the cutter thrown with more power. His best secondary pitch is a changeup, which grades out as solid-average. While Fitzgerald is just a decent athlete, he throws strikes and generally repeats his delivery. The Aggies tried to make him a starter as a sophomore, but his elbow couldn't handle the strain of his velocity, and he ended up taking a medical redshirt. He has proven more hittable than a closer should be and profiles more as a set-up man as a pro, but his effectiveness against lefthanded hitters should help him move quickly.
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