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Brian Howard

#55 | RHP | AthleticsOAK
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Brian Howard
Name: Brian Edward Howard
Born: Apr 25, 1995 in St. Louis, Mo. USA
High School: St. Louis University HS
College: Texas Christian
Ht.: 6'9" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (231st overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2017 (signed for $40,000)
A 17th-round pick of the Astros last year, Howard should be a solid senior sign this year as a massive (6-foot-9) righthander with durability and solid if unspectacular stuff. Howard has been a regular member of the Horned Frogs rotation for two seasons, keeping hitters off balance largely with his mid-80s cutter, which plays well off his 88-92 mph fastball. He shows at least average control and an ability to throw his fringy curveball and changeup for strikes. While Howard lacks a plus pitch, his ability to mix four pitches well gives him survival skills and a high floor.
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