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Ryley Widell

#16 | LHP | TwinsMIN
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Ryley Widell
Name: Ryley Widell
Born: Jun 1, 1997 in Haiku, Hawaii USA
College: Central Arizona JC
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019546.501.434.0010.00
Career83.25.061.464.7310.86
Drafted in the 7th round (196th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2017 (signed for $400,000)
A Hawaii prep product, Widell played first base and pitched as a prep and for his Trosky Baseball travel team before focusing on pitching as a freshman at Washington State. He struggled with command (19 BB in 20.1 IP) and wound up transferring to Central Arizona JC, where he emerged as one of the state's top juco talents. Physical at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Widell got his delivery in sync and dominated wood-bat competition down the stretch, giving up just two earned runs in his last 36.2 IP with 39 strikeouts. He's mostly a fastball-changeup lefty at this point, with the fastball in the 89-91 mph range that has touched 92 mph. It plays average as he locates and sets up an above-average changeup. with action. His curveball is fringy but serviceable because of Widell's command. Scouts see projection in the body, which could get Widell out in the first five rounds.
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