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Carter Capps

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Carter Capps
Name: Carter Lewis Capps
Born: Aug 7, 1990 in Kinston, N.C. USA
College: Mount Olive (N.C.)
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career175.12.771.163.7010.78
Drafted in the supplemental 3rd round (121st overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2011 (signed for $500,000)
A catcher in high school, Capps redshirted as a college freshman and then moved to the mound at the behest of Mount Olive coach Carl Lancaster. That idea looks brilliant, as Capps has a career mark of 12-0, 1.59 with 110 strikeouts and 13 walks in 96 innings. He has a big, durable body at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, and arm strength to boot. His fastball can range from 90-96 mph, usually sitting in the low 90s with hard sink. He has a slider that shows occasional depth, as well as a curveball and changeup, though those two pitches need work. Capps will likely shift to a bullpen role because his stuff plays better there and he has issues with his delivery. He throws across his body and has a long stride that makes it difficult for him to get out front. Scouts think his mechanics can be ironed out, but still like him better as a reliever.
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