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Thomas Royse

RHP | White SoxCWS
Thomas Royse
Name: Thomas Benjamin Royse
Born: Sep 7, 1988 in Lexington, Ky. USA
High School: Dunbar HS, Lexington, Ky.
College: Louisville
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career553.761.241.316.87
Drafted in the supplemental 3rd round (114th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2010 (signed for $263,500)
Royse had just started to roll as a weekend starter in 2009, sandwiching a pair of 10-strikeout efforts around eight shutout innings against Pittsburgh, when a compression fracture in his lower back brought his sophomore season to a halt. He has picked up where he left off, becoming Louisville's Friday-night starter this season. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has been healthy all spring and the Cardinals won all but one of his 15 starts entering regional play. Scouts have mixed opinions about Royse. Those who like him point to the 90-93 mph fastball he throws on a steep downward plane, his ability to cut and sink the ball in on the hands of lefthanders and his tight slider. Others say his velocity drops to 87-89 mph after a few innings and see the slider as a fringy pitch. He does a good job of throwing strikes and has the makings of a changeup. Undrafted out of a Kentucky high school three years ago when he turned down six-figure overtures from pro clubs, Royse should go in the fourth to sixth round this time around.
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