• Full name Carlos Alex Salazar
  • Born 11/23/1994 in Kerman, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Kerman
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (102nd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2013 (signed for $625,000).
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    Salazar has a thick, stocky build at 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds with strong legs and a barrel chest. He's aggressive on the mound and practically jumps toward the plate with mechanics similar to those of Jordan Walden. Salazar has one of the best fastballs in this year's high school class, sitting in the 92-94 mph range all game and touching 97. Everything else needs work. His best secondary pitch is his changeup, which has a chance to be above-average. He doesn't have a third pitch right now. He showed a slider in the fall that flashed potential, and used a curveball more this spring, but it's well below-average. He also battles his control at times. Salazar could move up the board for a team willing to be patient with his development and is considered signable away from his commitment to Fresno State.

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