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Ian Bedell

#32 | RHP | CardinalsSTL
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Ian Bedell
Name: Ian McAllister Bedell
Born: Sep 5, 1999 in Davenport, IA
College: Missouri
High School: Central HS, Davenport, Iowa
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 198 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (122nd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020 (signed for $800,000)
Bedell skipped his senior season of high school to enroll early at Missouri. After barely pitching as a freshman, Bedell was an excellent long reliever for the Tigers in 2019 and posted a 0.59 ERA in six starts in the Cape Cod League last summer. He stepped into the rotation this spring and was efficient (2-2, 3.70 with a 35-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 24.1 innings) before the season shut down. Bedell is young for his class and has plus control and above-average command. His athleticism and extreme confidence are impressive. He has a smaller frame, however, and none of his pitches are plus. His average fastball touched 94-95 mph out of the bullpen, but this spring he sat 89-92 as a starter. His changeup may end up as an above-average pitch. He throws an average 81-84 mph spike curveball that sometimes morphs into a slider-ish pitch when he gets on the side of it. He’s started to tinker with a true slider as well and may eventually have four pitches. Even without big stuff, Bedell’s strong summer in the Cape Cod League and plus control makes him a safe and solid pick in the third or fourth round, especially if a pro team believes it can help him add a little more velocity.
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