2017 State Draft Report: Washington
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Leif Strom, RHP, Pierce (Wash.) JC Strom had reached 95 mph before injuring his elbow and requiring Tommy John surgery. He's expected to rehab at Washington and perhaps return to the mound in mid-2018.
Nick Meservey, LHP, Seattle Meservey showcased improved stuff in the Cape Cod League over the summer, but experienced soreness and shut it down after just 10.2 innings. After rehabbing, the 6-5 southpaw threw just 14 innings during the spring before going down with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament and undergoing Tommy John surgery. Meservey has a long, loose arm with an easy delivery and three pitches, but he could improve his draft stock significantly if he gets healthy, returns to Seattle for his fourth year and performs like he briefly did in the Cape.
Connor Moore, LHP, Seattle Moore has had an up-and-down draft cycle. He had a solid 18.1 innings on the Cape last summer, then a rocky start out of the bullpen with Seattle before settling down and pushing himself into the starting rotation. Halfway through the season, Moore tore an oblique muscle that kept him out for a month, but when he returned re-entered the rotation. While it wasn't the most consistent year, he did enough when he was healthy and in the Cape to become an intriguing senior sign, pitching off of his 88-91 mph fastball and an above-average curve. For analytics departments, a 5.79 ERA during his senior season isn't too exciting, but his Cape Cod League numbers are much better, with a 1.47 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP, albeit in a much smaller sample.
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Aaron Stroosma, OF, Seattle A number of teams are interested in Stroosma as a senior sign after his fifth college season where he set career highs in home runs (5) and stolen bases (19)