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Christian Powell

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Christian Powell
Name: Christian Dean Powell
Born: Jul 3, 1991 in Greenwood, S.C. USA
High School: Greenwood (S.C.) HS
College: College of Charleston
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 8th round (250th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2012 (signed for $140,100)
A 47th-round pick of the Indians in 2009, Powell's size and arm strength is lauded by scouts. He stands at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds and fires fastballs that sit 90-93 mph and touch 95-96 with sink. Powell has had success for the Cougars this season, and he was 8-3, 2.35 in 14 appearances (13 starts) and opponents were batting just .222 off of him. He throws strikes, but he doesn't have the strikeout numbers you would expect out of a hard thrower, with 66 in 80 innings. That is likely a product of his lack of command and secondary stuff. He has a questionable arm action that affects his velocity, command and breaking ball. His curveball is solid, but he doesn't command it and it's not an out pitch right now. He mixes in a hard changeup.
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