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Jack Leathersich

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Jack Leathersich
Name: John Victor Leathersich
Born: Jul 14, 1990 in Beverly, Mass. USA
College: Massachusetts-Lowell
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2011 (signed for $110,000)
UMass-Lowell's Jack Leathersich has been in the Riverhawks rotation since his freshman year, but he's best suited to pitch out of the bullpen, which is where he had success in the Cape Cod League last summer. An arm-strength lefty, Leathersich struck out 31 batters in 21 innings of relief for Orleans, running his fastball up to 95 mph, while he works at 88-92 as a starter. He shows two fringe-average breaking balls, a slurve and a curveball, but he slows everything down in his delivery on secondary offerings. Scouts have concerns about Leathersich's mechanics, as he throws across his body with recoil and often loses his arm slot. Some talked him up as a potential top-five-rounds selection, but he'll probably be taken in the eighth- to 12th-round range.
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