IP 155
ERA 4.877
WHIP 1.445
BB/9 2.613
SO/9 7.316
  • Full name Derek Ryan Tharpe
  • Born 10/30/1981 in Knoxville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 188 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Tennessee
  • Drafted in the 6th round (187th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2004 (signed for $42,500).
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    LHP Derek Tharpe might still be an excellent senior sign, having showed a four-pitch mix similar to Sowers' with less velocity and less command. An elbow strain kept him out of action for a month down the stretch; his expected return at the Southeastern Conference tournament could decide how high he gets drafted.

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