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BRYAN BULLINGTON
BALL ST U
RHP
R/R
6'5"
220
09/30/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Tall, lanky build. Strong upper body. Quick, whipping arm action with fastball that tails into right-handed hitters. Little effort in delivery. Late break to curveball. Plenty of arm strength.
3
CHRISTOPHER GRULER
LIBERTY UNION HS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
200
09/11/1983
HS
COMMENT: Good body. Large, raw-boned frame, similar to Jim Palmer. Fastball bores in on righties. Hard, tight-rotating curveball. Splitter with some sink, used as off-speed pitch. Mound presence. Great kid.
5
CLINTON EVERTS
CYPRESS FALLS HS
RHP
S/R
6'2"
170
08/10/1984
HS
COMMENT: Medium frame. Slender, lean, wiry build. Loose, quick, effortless arm with fluid, high three-quarter delivery. Good downhill plane. Fall-off-the-table, power curveball has tight downer plane with late bite. Feel for circle change with deception, sink and fade. Tremendous upside potential. Clean arm action and delivery. Excellent makeup.
21
ROBERT BROWNLIE
ST U NJ RUTGERS
RHP
R/R
6'0"
210
10/05/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Strong, compact, durable body. Looks taller than he is. Body similar to Rick Reed. Does it easy with live, quick arm. Ball jumps out of hand. Late-darting hammer knuckle curve is out pitch. Circle change is a late diver.
22
JEREMY GUTHRIE
STANFORD U
RHP
R/R
6'1"
195
04/08/1979
4YR
COMMENT: Well-proportioned, solid, compact body. Strong arms and legs. Built like Bret Saberhagen. Compact delivery with quick arm. Slider breaks fast and sharp. Fastball tails when crossing plate. Good arm action on change. 11-to-5 curve with snap. Good makeup, challenges hitters.
24
JOSEPH BLANTON
U KENTUCKY
RHP
R/R
6'3"
225
12/11/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Stocky, muscular build on large frame. Similar body type to Tim Belcher. Live, quick arm. Fastball has occasional sink when down in zone. Slider and curveball both show late break and bite.
25
MATTHEW CAIN
HOUSTON HS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
185
10/01/1984
HS
COMMENT: Large frame. Good pitcher's body. Sturdy lower half, similar to Rick Helling. Very quick, live arm with average velocity. Fastball bores in on righties with sinking life. Balls jumps out of hand. Slider occasionally has proper rotation on three-quarter plane. Also throws straight change. Live arm and stuff. Good mound presence.
29
DERICK GRIGSBY
NORTHEAST TEXAS CC
RHP
R/R
6'0"
200
06/30/1982
JR
COMMENT: Well-proportioned, athletic body, similar to Ben Sheets. Fastball occasionally has very good velocity, sink action away from lefties and bores into righties. Aggressive on both sides of plate. Tight, hard, power curve with some slider action. Also throws a sinking change. Command of three pitches. Composed, but aggressive.
30
BENJAMIN FRITZ
FRESNO ST U
RHP
R/R
6'4"
215
03/29/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, solid frame. Big-boned, durable, similar to Jaret Wright. As catcher, frames and blocks well, adequate right to left movement. Above average arm with on-line throws, acceleration with carry. Power with some loft. Intelligent, quiet leader. As pitcher, strong, fluid arm. Solid average fastball with occasional late life. Will pitch inside. Throws three- and four-finger change with sink and fade, OK deception. Other pitch is hard, late cutter. Slurve features late bite. Strong, durable two-way player with uncommon athletic ability.
36
CHADD BLASKO
PURDUE U
RHP
R/R
6'6"
215
03/09/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Extra tall with long, lean legs. Fastball with sink. Downer curveball with fair bite. Tries to use both sides of plate. Power arm.
37
STEPHEN OBENCHAIN
U EVANSVILLE
RHP
R/R
6'5"
200
07/29/1981
4YR
 
COMMENT: Tall, extra-large frame. Well-proportioned, athletic body. Live arm, solid average fastball velocity with occasional sink and bores inner half. Deceptive. Occasionally good depth with circle change. 12-6 downer curve with tight rotation. Uses whole plate. No fear, will challenge hitters and competes well in adverse situations.
38
MATTHEW CLANTON
ORANGE COAST COL
RHP
R/R
6'2"
210
04/16/1981
JR
COMMENT: Big, strong, well-proportioned. Built like Darren Dreifort. Live arm, Major League fastball with occasional plus tailing movement. Sinks when down. Major League movement on sinking circle change. Tight rotation on both downer and sweep curveballs. Good arm speed. Challenges hitters. Hides ball well.
40
MARK SCHRAMEK
U TEXAS
RHP
L/R
6'3"
220
06/02/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Large frame. Strong, mature, muscular. Body type similar to Matt Williams. Sound hitting approach. Line-drive stroke with length. Strength and quickness through zone to drive ball. Gap hitter, ball jumps off bat. Arm strength is No. 1 tool. Player can really throw and does it easily. Soft hands.
42
BLAIR JOHNSON
WASHBURN RURAL HS
RHP
R/R
6'4"
200
03/25/1984
HS
COMMENT: Extra-large frame, tall angular, well-proportioned body. Pitcher's build similar to Kevin Brown. Low three-quarter arm slot. Loose arm, good mechanics. Fastball average to above-average with sink when down. Mostly slurvy curveball will be slider in future. Arm strength with proper action.
46
DARRELL RASNER
U NEVADA
RHP
R/R
6'3"
210
01/13/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Strong upper body, solid, rounded shoulders. Build similar to John Smoltz. Fastball runs with sinking action. Quick arm with good follow-through and extension out front. Throws circle change that tumbles and drops. Curveball has downer rotation. Sharp, fast break to slider at end. Great mental toughness.
50
MICAH OWINGS
GAINESVILLE HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
205
09/28/1982
HS
COMMENT: Body similar to Andy Ashby. Very easy delivery at times. Very athletic with quick arm. Fastball location impressive. Will work inside. Good fastball bore, sinks when down. Slider shows tight, late bite, occasionally with some down life. Good arm speed on sinking change. Works quickly. Older high school player.
51
ZACHARY HAMMES
IOWA CITY HS
RHP
R/R
6'6"
220
05/15/1984
HS
COMMENT: Tall, soft frame. Long, strong arms. Long, loose arm action. Throws strikes and uses both sides of plate. Fastball, most 90-92 mph, explodes at plate. Flashes average to plus curveball. Makings of straight change. Attacks hitters.
53
KEVIN JEPSEN
BISHOP MANOGUE HS
RHP
R/R
6'1"
190
07/26/1984
HS
COMMENT: Strong, lean build, solid arms and legs. Build similar to former Major League Bret Saberhagen. Vet aggressive, comes at you. Easy arm action, good extension, solid finish. Fastball explodes. Slider has snap and quick break. Natural feel for pitching.
55
DAVID BUSH
WAKE FOREST U
RHP
R/R
6'1"
210
11/09/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT: Ricky Bottalico-like body, strong and solid with wide shoulders. Converted from catcher three years ago to college closer. Minimum, solid average fastball, 92-94 mph. Holds velocity with tailing life and sink when down. Slurve-type curveball with flashes
58
ZACHARY SEGOVIA
FORNEY HS
RHP
R/R
6'1"
220
04/11/1983
HS
COMMENT: Tall, strong, thick body. Big guy with arm strength. Similar to Bartolo Colon. No wind-up, 3/4 delivery. Long, loose arm action. Hard and tight slider, tight curveball. Very aggressive, intimidating mound presence. Goes right after hitters.
60
JONATHAN BROXTON
BURKE COUNTY HS
RHP
R/R
6'4"
240
06/16/1984
HS
COMMENT: Body similar to Dave Burba. Very strong with quick, strong arm. Fastball has occasional life. Good arm speed on change with sink. Very strong guy. Throws three pitches for strikes.
61
JESSE CRAIN
U HOUSTON
RHP
R/R
6'1"
200
07/05/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Medium frame. Lean, athletic build. Strong, quick arm. Plus velocity sets on 92-94 mph with tailing life. Hard, sharp, tight slider with depth through zone. Beginnings of curveball. Aggressive, challenges hitters. Solid makeup, bulldog mentality, wants ball. Starting shortstop used as closer.
63
BRIAN SLOCUM
VILLANOVA U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
195
03/27/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large frame. Strong, durable build. Long arms and legs. Build similar to Kevin Brown. No wind-up, 3/4 release. Loose, fluid arm. Fastball tails and sinks, especially when down in zone. Curveball has 3/4 rotation, occasional late, sharp bite. Strong change-up sinks and tails late. Live arm, effortless thrower with compact, polished delivery.
70
MITCHELL TALBOT
CANYON VIEW HS
RHP
R/R
6'1"
170
10/17/1983
HS
COMMENT: Medium athletic build. Plus arm speed through three-quarter slot. Compact delivery with good extension. Explosive fastball with running, sinking life, occasional bore up and in. Feel for hard, tight, curve with depth. Flashes makings of power curve as late-bite out pitch that misses bats and will throw on any count for strike. Loose, lively arm. Feel for pitching. Aggressive, will pitch inside. Good competitor.
71
BRANDON WEEDEN
EDMOND SANTA FE HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
200
10/14/1983
HS
COMMENT: Extra-large frame, tall, long and supple. Body similar to Jonathan Wright of White Sox. Very good pitcher's build. Loose, quick, live arm. Good mechanics. Average fastball with occasional better boring tail. Curve rotates, tight at times with three-quarter, strike zone bite. Plays shortstop when not pitching.
75
KYLE EDENS
BAYLOR U
RHP
R/R
5'10"
200
01/25/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Medium height. Strong, thick body, similar to Jeff Brantley. No windup, overhand delivery. Fastball above-average velocity, off loose, quick arm. Slider with three-quarter depth. Also throws sinking change away from lefties. Very aggressive with all pitches. Plus stuff when down in zone. Occasional very good arm strength. Confident competitor.
79
ERIC THOMAS
U SOUTH ALABAMA
RHP
R/R
6'8"
225
03/24/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Extremely tall, strong, durable, raw-boned build, similar to Jeff Nelson. Fastball with occasional cut action down in zone. Occasionally throws hard, down-breaking curve that's on you before you know it. Ideal size and arm, a very intimidating figure on mound.
81
WILLIAM CROCKETT
HARVARD U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
200
12/19/1979
4YR
COMMENT: Lanky, lean, raw-boned, similar to Orel Hershiser. Fluid delivery with quick arm action. Loose, live, strong arm. Throws strikes. Fastball occasionally hits 92 with some sink and ride. Downer curve with late bite. Deceptive change fades. Stays ahead in count. Quick pickoff move. Fields well. Outstanding person.
83
TREVOR HUTCHINSON
U CALIFORNIA
RHP
R/R
6'5"
220
10/08/1979
4YR
COMMENT: Big, angular frame, similar build to KerryWood. Good, high three-quarter arm slot. Heavy, sinking fastball bores in on righties. Occasional sharp breaking curve. Splitter is getting better. Change improving.
87
MATTHEW PENDER
KENNESAW ST U
RHP
R/R
6'5"
215
06/11/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Same type body as Kyle Farnsworth, lean and strong. Quick arm delivers fastball with some arm-side run, occasional cutting action. Tight-rotating slurvy curveball with some down tilt. Gaining feel for change.
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