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Robbie Erlin

#41 | LHP
San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
Robbie Erlin
Name: Robert Joseph Erlin
Born: Oct 8, 1990 in Oakland, Calif. USA
High School: Scotts Valley (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 3rd round (93rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2009 (signed for $425,000)
Erlin is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound lefthander from the Santa Cruz area, and several scouts have said the same thing about him: "If he were two inches taller, you'd be talking about him as a first-rounder." And while some scouts lament the cookie-cutter approach to drafting, it doesn't hurt Erlin as much because he's a lefty. Despite the small frame, he has life on his fastball, pitching at 89-92 mph. He commands the pitch to both sides of the plate and has an above-average curveball--a hammer he can throw for strikes in any count. He can get underneath his changeup a little bit, but it too has a chance to be above-average. Erlin is regarded as a great kid and is committed to Cal Poly.
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