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Max Povse

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Max Povse
Name: Max Walter Povse
Born: Aug 23, 1993 in Cary, N.C. USA
High School: Green Hope HS, Cary, N.C.
College: UNC Greensboro
Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (102nd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2014 (signed for $425,000)
Povse was the first player ever drafted out of six-year-old Green Hope High in Cary, N.C., in 2011, but the Dodgers' 42nd-round pick decided to head to college. He has the size and velocity to go in the first five rounds of the draft in spite of inconsistent performance in three seasons in UNC Greensboro's rotation (career 5.38 ERA). Povse has matured into his 6-foot-7, 220-pound frame, holding up under a heavy workload and improving his strikeout and walk rates the last two seasons. He pitches off an above-average sinking fastball, sitting 90-93 mph and touching 95. His fringe-average slider is more of a groundball pitch, often lacking the tilt to be a swing-and-miss pitch, and he doesn't always throw it with conviction. That and his fringy change leave him vulnerable against opposite-side hitters. He's athletic and repeats his delivery, so Povse has a chance to start as a pro.
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