• Full name Thomas Joseph Windle
  • Born 03/10/1992 in Maple Grove, MN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Minnesota
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 (signed for $986,500).
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    After spending most of his first two college seasons in the bullpen, Windle starred as a starter in the Cape Cod League last summer and has done so again this spring, tossing the first nine-inning no-hitter in Minnesota's storied history against Western Michigan on March 8. He has a strong 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame and a pair of plus pitches in his fastball and slider. He usually works at 90-94 mph with his heater, delivering it on a steep downward plane. His slider is an out pitch in the mid-80s, and he can bury it on the hands of lefties or the back foot of righties. Scouts don't love Windle's delivery, which features some stiffness and recoil, and some wonder if he has the third pitch, athleticism and command to be a big league starter. He has improved his arm speed with his changeup and his ability to locate his pitches this year. He has the ceiling of a No. 2 starter, or of a closer if he winds up in the bullpen. A 28th-round pick of the White Sox out of a Minnesota high school three years ago, Windle has a twin brother Sam who plays hockey at Bemidji State (Minn.).

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014

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