• Full name Trent Michael Palmer
  • Born 04/02/1999 in Rochester, MN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Jacksonville
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (77th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020 (signed for $847,500).
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    Palmer’s first year as a full-time starter with Jacksonville got off to a great start as the righthander struck out 41 batters and walked just five over 27.2 innings in his first four starts. He was getting plenty of scouting attention for his early season performance after running his fastball up to 97 mph last summer in the Cape Cod League. On the Cape, Palmer appeared in seven games as a reliever and posted a 1.45 ERA in 18.2 innings with 21 strikeouts and eight walks. Palmer threw much better strikes this spring than he previously did as a reliever with Jacksonville in 2018 and 2019, and scouts think of him firmly as a top 200 prospect because of his improvement. This spring his fastball sat mostly in the 92-95 mph range, touching 96, and he’s mixed in two above-average secondaries in a slider and a changeup. His slider is a firm breaking ball in the 84-87 mph range. At 6-foot-1, 230 pounds, Palmer will need to maintain his body moving forward, but he’s shown a repeatable delivery that should give him every opportunity to start.

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  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats placed RHP Trent Palmer on the 7-day injured list.
  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats placed RHP Trent Palmer on the 60-day injured list.

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