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Nate Pearson

RHP | Blue JaysTOR
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Nate Pearson
Name: Nathan Alexander Pearson
Born: Aug 20, 1996 in Odessa, Fla.
College: JC of Central Florida
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 245 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
20181.210.803.000.005.40
Career21.21.660.782.0811.22
Drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017 (signed for $2,452,900)
As a high school senior, Pearson received little interest from pro teams. He was a tall righthander whose fastball could reach 93, but he had no usable offspeed pitch. So he enrolled at Florida International, where he got stronger and got some experience, earning more than 30 innings that spring. Following his freshman year, Pearson transferred to the JC of Central Florida, where his stock took off. In a bullpen during the fall, Pearson's fastball touched 100, creating buzz throughout the amateur scouting community. In a starting role in the spring, Pearson pitched mostly at 93-94 and touched 97 in most starts. His fastball shows late running or sinking movement and he made tremendous growth with his command. His changeup now projects as a plus pitch, showing late fade when he locates it down in the zone. He throws both a slider and a curveball, and scouts see his slider as a more prominent part of his future. The pitch shows slurvy shape and sits in the low 80s. Pearson's athleticism and rapid growth could lead him to come off the board as high as the back of the first round. Scouts have compared him to Carl Pavano because of his size, athleticism and potent fastball-changeup combo.
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