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Zach Willeman

#52 | RHP | DodgersLAD
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Zach Willeman
Name: Zachary D. Willeman
Born: Mar 27, 1996 in Napoleon, Ohio USA
High School: Napoleon HS
College: Kent State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 19th round (580th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017
Kent State head coach Jeff Duncan and pitching coach Mike Birkbeck have established an assembly line of interesting starters. A year after Eric Lauer turned himself into a top prospect, the Flashes got a solid season out of Willeman, their closer for two years who turned into a starter as a junior. Willeman's 90-95 mph fastball has plenty of sink and he can run it in on the hands of righthanded hitters. His curveball was a little loopier and slower this spring than it was last summer in the Cape Cod League, grading out more as a 40-45 pitch this spring. Some scouts believe he'll end up back in the pen as he has a deep stab in his arm action, but he showed fringe-average control this year as a starter.
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