• Full name David Festa
  • Born 03/08/2000 in Verona, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Seton Hall
  • Drafted in the 13th round (399th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2021 (signed for $125,000).
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    At 6-foot-6, 185 pounds, Festa has a tall, lanky build with some sneaky projection for a college pitcher to potentially throw harder. Some scouts wonder whether his frame is too narrow to project much more physically from him, but his velocity has crept up from early in the season, when he was sitting 88-92 mph, to 90-94 mph with a peak of 96. The pitch he leans on heavily is his 81-84 mph changeup, which has good separation off his fastball with good tumble and fade at its best. It's inconsistent but flashes as a solid-average pitch, with Festa showing the confidence to throw it ahead or behind in the count. Festa throws a slider and curveball but his breaking stuff is below-average. He could end up in a bullpen role, with a chance he could pump upper-90s fastballs in short bursts if he's able to pack on more weight and strength.

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  • Wichita Wind Surge activated RHP David Festa from the temporarily inactive list.
  • Wichita Wind Surge placed RHP David Festa on the temporarily inactive list.
  • RHP David Festa assigned to Wichita Wind Surge.

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