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Stephen Pryor

RHP
Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners
Stephen Pryor
Name: Stephen Michael Pryor
Born: Jul 23, 1989 in Mount Juliet, TN
High School: Friendship Christian HS, Lebanon, Tenn.
College: Tennessee Tech
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career322.811.314.509.84
Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2010 (signed for $153,000)
Tennessee Tech reliever Pryor headed in the other direction this season. A junior-college transfer from Cleveland State, Pryor had a reputation with scouts for having size and velocity but little command and poor mechanics. He made significant progress this season in taming his delivery, controling his body and improving his velocity. He has tremendous arm strength and uses his tree-trunk legs well, leveraging his 6-foot-4, 235-pound frame, and he had his fastball sitting 94-97 mph all spring. In a May midweek matchup against Bryce Brentz and Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech coach Matt Bragga brought Pryor in even though the team was losing, showcasing him in front of several top evaluators on hand to see Brentz. Pryor gave up a solo home run but also pumped his fastball up to 98 mph and repeated his delivery. Pryor's slider has its moments in the mid-80s, but he's fairly new to the pitch after ditching his curve. It has decent shape and projects to be an average pitch if he can command it. He dominated at times, with 75 strikeouts in just 41 innings, an amazing 16.5 strikeouts per nine innings. That's just short of the NCAA Division I record set by Ryan Wagner in 2003 (16.8), and Pryor should go high despite his 4-4, 5.71 overall mark at Tennessee Tech and despite getting hit around in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
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