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Jake Eder

High School: Calvary Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale
College: Vanderbilt
State: Tenn.

Ht.: 6'4"
Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: L

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Scouting Report

Jake Eder checks a lot of boxes. He is tall and physical, with a broad-shouldered, 6-foot-4 frame that looks to be built for a starter's workload. He throws hard; Eder's fastball works consistently in the low 90s and bumps 95. He's also lefthanded and has a loose-and-easy arm action and delivery. | Two points of emphasis in Eder's development will be the continued growth of his command and the consistency of his breaking ball. Towards the end of the spring, Eder began throwing more strikes, but he struggled to get the ball down in the strike zone at times. His breaking ball, at its best, will look like an above-average pitch with tight spin and three-quarter break in the upper 70s. At its worst, Eder's curveball loops upward out of his hand and he's unable to spot it for strikes. Eder's biggest challenge is getting his timing down so that he can better repeat his delivery. He has a tendency to collapse early on his back side and lose balance, causing him to throw uphill and rush off the rubber. He's far from his ceiling, but represents an intriguing high-risk, high-reward option. Eder is committed to Vanderbilt, but could be selected on the first day of the draft.

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