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Justin Amlung

RHP | NationalsWAS
Justin Amlung
Name: Justin K. Amlung
Born: May 21, 1990 in Louisville, Ky. USA
College: Louisville
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career2753.531.242.266.84
Drafted in the 12th round (374th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $100,000)
After an all-star summer in the Cape Cod League, Amlung agreed to terms as a 39th-round pick with the Reds only to have the deal fall apart over the club's insistence that the contract begin with the 2012 season. So he returned for his redshirt junior season at Louisville, where he ended the regular season ranked second in career wins (23) and ERA (2.74). Not bad for a player who didn't get a chance to walk on with the Cardinals until they lost recruit Jake Odorizzi to the Brewers as a sandwich-rounder in the 2008 draft. A catcher in high school, Amlung redshirted in his first year on campus. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder's fastball has improved a tick or two in velocity this spring, sitting at 91-92 mph and touching 94. He backs his heater up with an average slider and a so-so changeup. His arm action is short and stiff, but it doesn't prevent him from commanding his pitches. He relishes pitching inside and does a nice job of missing bats.
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