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Josh Laxer

RHP | TigersDET
Josh Laxer
Name: Joshua Ryan Laxer
Born: Jun 7, 1993 in Madison, Miss. USA
High School: Madison (Miss.) Central HS
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career563.211.112.097.71
Drafted in the 9th round (280th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2014 (signed for $143,000)
After two years of inconsistent performance between the bullpen and rotation, Laxer found a home in the bullpen. His stuff plays better in short stints, sitting 91-93 mph, touching 94 in some outings and 93-95, touching 96 at his best. He has a quick arm and the ball jumps out of his hand. His fastball doesn't have much lateral wiggle but he does get downhill plane from a high three-quarters arm slot. His breaking ball can flash at least average, though his high-effort delivery makes it inconsistent. He doesn't offer a third pitch. While Laxer has thrown strikes this season, his control is way ahead of his command, which will need to improve significantly in pro ball. He has a max-effort delivery that propels him toward first base after release. He has a strong, physical build at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds.
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