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Donnie Sellers

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Donnie Sellers
Name: Rodney Donnell Sellers
Born: Jul 26, 1995 in High Point, N.C. USA
High School: West Chester Country Day
College: Wake Forest
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career122.23.961.402.937.12
Drafted in the 11th round (339th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017 (signed for $125,000)
Wake Forest recruited the High Point, N.C., native as an outfielder, but when Sellers broke his wrist in his freshman fall and couldn't hit, the Demon Deacons decided to take advantage of his arm strength and use him out of the bullpen. Sellers spent his freshman and sophomore years in that role, developing into an effective late-inning option his sophomore year. This spring, Wake Forest plugged Sellers into the weekend rotation, where he got off to a strong start before running into inconsistency. Sellers has gone 3-5 with a 4.34 ERA in his first full year of starting, showing flashes of dominance at times. Sellers can touch as high as 96 mph with plus running movement, but his fastball lives more comfortably at 90-92. He added a low-80s changeup to his repertoire coming into the spring to prepare for multiple trips through batting orders, and the pitch has average potential. Though inconsistent, Seller's slider can show hard and tight break and be a swing-and-miss pitch when it's on. A true athlete, Sellers has appeared in the outfield for Wake Forest when needed. He has a slight crouch to his delivery--much like the pitchers at Virginia generally use--and uses his legs well. Sellers has learned to pitch this year as opposed to just throwing, but his stuff still does play up in shorter stints. To maximize his effectiveness, Sellers best projects as a reliever at the next level.
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