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Riley Pint

#27 | RHP
Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies
Riley Pint
Name: Riley Kenneth Pint
Born: Nov 6, 1997 in Lenexa, KS
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Overland Park, Kan.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2016 (signed for $4,800,000)
Just two years after high school righthander Tyler Kolek went second overall largely on the basis of a 100 mph fastball, Pint is a much better version of the same template with an exceptionally fast arm. Pint sits at 97-98 mph, regularly bumps 100 and has touched 102 with a fastball that has sink and tailing action. He also throws an 89-91 mph potentially plus changeup with deception and fade. He even has two separate breaking balls--a curve and a slider that both flash above-average. Pint is athletic--he was an excellent basketball player before focusing on baseball and he's thrown less than many top high school arms. His delivery causes some concerns as he lands into a stiff front side, has a head whack at release and has some recoil which has at times caused his control to waver. In a best-case scenario he becomes a Justin Verlander-esque front-line ace. Like Pint, Verlander had problems with a stiff front side and control issues as an amateur but the Tigers were able to clean it up.
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