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Joey Wentz

#80 | LHP
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Joey Wentz
Name: Joseph Barrett Wentz
Born: Oct 6, 1997 in Lawrence, Kan. USA
High School: Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (40th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2016 (signed for $3,050,000)
Scouts have been waiting for the day Wentz was draft eligible since he began impressing as a skinny 6-foot-5 sophomore with a low-80s fastball and plenty of room to grow. He's filled out since then to become a power lefty with present stuff and the potential to add even a little more as he reaches his 20s. A first baseman with plus raw power and swing-and-miss issues on the showcase circuit last summer, Wentz is much more intriguing as a 89-96 mph lefthander with a potentially plus low-to-mid-70s curveball and some feel for a changeup. Wentz didn't give up a hit until his fifth start of the season–he had one hit allowed in his first 30 innings. A Virginia commit, Wentz combination of potentially plus stuff and advanced control will likely keep him from pitching for the Cavaliers.
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