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Jay Groome

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Jay Groome
Name: Jason Joseph Groome
Born: Aug 23, 1998 in Barnegat, N.J. USA
High School: Barnegat (N.J.) HS
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career625.371.394.9411.90
Drafted in the 1st round (12th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2016 (signed for $3,650,000)
Groome is a physical lefthander with potential for a potent three-pitch mix. He spent his junior season at IMG Academy before moving back home to New Jersey for his senior year. He has wide shoulders and thick, well-developed muscles. Groome's fastball can reach into the mid-90s, touching as high as 97, and he shows the ability to locate the pitch down and to either side of the plate. As he settles in, Groome usually pitches in the low 90s, sitting at 90-94. His best secondary pitch is a menacing curveball, thrown with upper-70s velocity and plus bite. He'll have to work on staying on top of and behind the pitch more consistently, but it could develop into a plus-plus pitch down the line. Groome also mixes in a changeup, which he's able to spot down in the strike zone. He has a sound delivery with a clean arm, with the strength to repeat his mechanics. Physically, Groome is as gifted as any player in the class. He is also younger than many of his peers, not turning 18 until August. Groome is committed to Vanderbilt, but he is expected to sign if he's selected as high as his tools would indicate.’
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