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Andrew Thurman

RHP | DodgersLAD
Andrew Thurman
Name: Andrew M. Thurman
Born: Dec 10, 1991 in Orange, Calif. USA
High School: Orange (Calif.) Lutheran HS
College: UC Irvine
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career364.25.111.463.877.82
Drafted in the 2nd round (40th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2013 (signed for $1,397,200)
Thurman had success with fringe-average fastball velocity as a sophomore, when he went 8-3, 2.66 and threw a no-hitter against Long Beach State, and his velocity spiked this spring, giving him a strong chance to be UCI's highest-drafted player since 1974, when Jeff Malinoff (now a national crosschecker for the Angels) went in the second round. In the first half of this season, Thurman held his 90-93 mph fastball velocity deep into games and routinely topped out at 95. Down the stretch he has worked more at 90-92, bumping 93. He pounds the strike zone but needs to hone his command because he has a tendency to pitch up in the zone. His best secondary pitch is an above-average 77-80 changeup that he is comfortable throwing to righties as well as lefties. The primary knock against Thurman is his lack of a power breaking ball. His below-average 73-77 curveball is serviceable, and he picked up a short 78-80 slider in the Cape Cod League last summer. That pitch flashes fringe-average when it's on, but he tends to yank it out of the zone at times. Scouts and coaches rave about his makeup and work ethic.
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