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Kevin Abel

High School: Madison HS, San Diego
College: Oregon State
State: Ore.

Ht.: 6'2"
Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R

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Scouting Report

San Diego's Madison High has produced a highly-drafted pitcher in three of the last five drafts with Corey Oswalt, Ian Clarkin, and Imani Abdullah. Abel is next in line. Abel stands 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and is lean and projectable with clean mechanics and a competitive streak that draws praise from evaluators. His two-seam fastball sits 88-91 mph, but it's his secondary offerings that that set him apart. Abel possesses a screwball that flashes plus, and he backs it up with a hard downer curveball that also projects plus. He ties it all together with solid control, although he works up in the zone more often than some evaluators would like. Abel needs to add weight and add a few ticks to his fastball, but his three-pitch repertoire and feel to pitch give him a promising foundation. He has a strong commitment to Oregon State.

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