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Jeff Soptic

RHP
Jeff Soptic
Name: Jeffery Scott Soptic
Born: Apr 8, 1991 in Leawood, Kan. USA
High School: Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
College: Johnson County (Kan.) JC
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (110th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2011 (signed for $320,000)
Few pitchers in this draft can light up a radar gun like Soptic can, but his lack of consistency likely will keep him out of the first couple of rounds. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder's arm works easily, as he effortlessly delivers fastballs at 93-96 mph and peaks at 100. Velocity is the one constant with Soptic. His four-seam fastball is fairly straight and gets hit harder than it should. He'll flash a plus slider at times, but it's below-average more often than not. His changeup is a distant third pitch. Unless he can significantly improve his control and secondary pitches, Soptic probably will have to settle for being a reliever as a pro. Nevertheless, his arm strength and body are hard to ignore. Drafted in the 43rd round out of high school by the Royals but unselected when he maxed out at 94 mph as a freshman, Soptic will attend Missouri if he doesn't turn pro.
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