• Full name Hunter Austin Stanley
  • Born 11/25/1997 in Hammond, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 203 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Southern Mississippi
  • Drafted in the 11th round (336th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2021 (signed for $125,000).
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    Teams liked Stanley a year ago as a potential money-saving senior signee thanks to excellent strikeout and walk rates for his career, so they should still be interested in 2021 despite the fact that he’ll be 23 on draft day. Stanley is just 6 feet, 190 pounds, but he’s run his fastball up to 97 mph this spring—which was eye-opening for someone with his command—and sits in the 90-93 mph range. Stanley throws an average slider around 80 mph that he regularly spots to his glove side and works a low-80s changeup to the arm side. This spring, Stanley posted a 2.56 ERA over 102 innings and 15 starts, with 127 strikeouts (11.2 K/9) and just 19 walks (1.7 BB/9). His 6.68 strikeout-to-walk rate was one of the best in the nation among pitchers with more than 50 innings and his career rate at Southern Mississippi (6.17) is not too far off that mark.

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  • RHP Hunter Stanley assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lake County Captains.
  • RHP Hunter Stanley assigned to Cleveland Guardians.
  • RHP Hunter Stanley roster status changed by Cleveland Guardians.

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