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Michael Cederoth

RHP | GiantsSF
San Jose Giants San Jose Giants
Michael Cederoth
Name: Michael Sean Cederoth
Born: Nov 25, 1992 in El Cajon, CA
College: San Diego State
High School: Steele Canyon HS, Spring Valley, Calif.
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (79th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2014 (signed for $703,900)
Cederoth showed 94-96 mph heat at his best coming out of a San Diego area high school in 2011, but his delivery, command and maturity all needed work, so scouts were content to let him develop at San Diego State. He flashed great promise in his first two seasons at SDSU, but lapses of control kept him from achieving greatness as a starter, and the Aztecs moved him to the bullpen after one poor start this spring. He has flourished in a relief role, attacking hitters with an explosive fastball that sits easily at 94-97 mph and touches 98-100. Sometimes the heater is straight, but other times it cuts, whether by design or not. Cederoth tried to throw four pitches as a starter, but streamlining his repertoire has also helped his slider improve out of the bullpen, where it has shown later, harder break at 83-85 mph. His delivery still isn't pretty, and his walk rate (5.5 per nine innings this spring) remains a red flag, so he'll likely remain a reliever in pro ball. But he has big league closer upside, and he was generating late first-round buzz down the stretch this spring.
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