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90
JOSHUA RUPE
LOUISBURG COL
RHP
R/R
6'2"
180
08/18/1982
JR
COMMENT: Medium frame, average build. Well-proportioned. Body similar to Mike Mussina. Full wind-up with near-overhand delivery. Fastball has life down, flashes arm-side run. Loads of curveball spin, big downer, out pitch potential.
92
MARK SAULS
BAY HS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
210
08/08/1984
HS
 
COMMENT: Big, strong, durable body with build similar to Paul Shuey. Some bite to curveball when he stays on top. Loose out front, good extension. Fastball has some sink. Competes on mound.
93
WILLIAM PETRICK
MORRIS HS
RHP
R/R
6'6"
220
04/29/1984
HS
 
COMMENT: Extra-large, big-boned frame. Fair arm speed. Good fastball velocity with occasional down sink. Fair rotation, late-biting downer curveball. Circle change with occasional deception still developing. Around plate with three pitches. Raw arm strength but crude mechanics. Football player.
95
CHARLES MORTON
JOEL BARLOW HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
195
11/12/1983
HS
COMMENT: Picture-perfect pitcher's build. Added inch and 15 pounds since summer. Big full windup, close to overhand delivery. Long, easy, loose arm. Excellent high-low plane. Fastball runs and sinks when down. Tight-biting curve.
101
RORY SHORTELL
SAN DIEGO ST U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
205
06/03/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Angular, solid frame. Broad, rounded shoulders. Good upper body strength. Conditioned, strong legs. Good agility for size. Body similar to Jeff Shaw. High 3/4 release. Quick arm. Fastball explodes in last 10 feet. Heavy fastball potential. Competitor, goes after hitters. Will break bats.
103
WARDELL STARLING
LAWRENCE E ELKINS HS
RHP
R/R
6'4"
200
03/14/1983
HS
COMMENT: Physical specimen. Large frame. Long, lean, well-defined muscular features. Body similar to Dave Winfield. Slow, deliberate, no wind-up delivery with high leg kick. Strong arm, works properly out front. Rare back and throw it mentality.
113
JOSHUA JOHNSON
JENKS HS
RHP
L/R
6'7"
225
01/31/1984
HS
 
COMMENT:
115
AARON COONROD
JOHN A LOGAN COL
RHP
R/R
6'4"
215
05/17/1980
JR
COMMENT: Excellent Major League pitcher's body. Large, well-proportioned frame. Plus fastball velocity for 7 innings. Sinks, bores thigh down. 12-to-6 power curveball with occasional tight rotation, late bite. Promising straight change fades, especially against lefties. Around plate with four pitches. Stuff best in late innings. Major League arm, velocity and body. Flashes quality package.
116
ADAM PETERSON
WICHITA ST U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
220
05/18/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT: Extra-large frame with body type like Troy Percival. Overhand, maximum effort delivery. Arm strength to generate average velocity fastball with occasional tail in on righties. Shows curve. Straight change has occasional sink.
118
CHRISTOPHER SMITH
U CALIFORNIA
RHP
R/R
6'2"
191
04/09/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, heavy-boned frame. Strong legs and calves. Build similar to Dustin Hermanson. Quick arm. Fluid delivery with proper mechanics. Bore and sink life on sneaky-quick fastball. Late break on slider, keeps down in zone. Battler, intense competitor. Knows how to pitch.
125
STEPHEN RUSSELL
CIMARRON-MEMORIAL HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
185
12/20/1983
HS
COMMENT:
126
ALAN BOMER
U TEXAS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
205
01/31/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Large frame. Long, lean, loose, slender build. Works free and easy. Fastball has heavy sink when down in zone.
127
KEVIN CORREIA
CALIFORNIA POLY ST U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
185
08/24/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Large, slender frame. Very lean, like Orel Hershiser. Loose, quick arm. Fastball has armside run with mild sink. Curve has slurve action, occasionally sweeping. Slider shows cut action with effective movement out of zone. Circle change fades and sinks. OK tempo. Aggressive, competes well.
129
LANCE CORMIER
U ALABAMA
RHP
R/R
6'1"
190
08/19/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Medium, well-proportioned build. Long arms, similar to David Cone. Overhand delivery. Fastball with sink when down in zone. Out pitch in slider with quick, late break. Throws all pitches for strikes. Pitches in and out, idea on how to pitch. Good competitor.
130
RANDALL FRYE
LAKE ORION HS
RHP
R/R
6'5"
215
09/11/1983
HS
COMMENT: Tall, well-proportioned, loose athletic frame. Slender look, similar to Jeff Weaver. Decent arm speed, quicker on some pitches. OK mechanics. Fastball with tailing, running life, good finish, sometimes down in zone. Curve has tight rotation and quick break. Other pitches are splitter and straight change. Good arm strength. Has an idea. Good kid.
133
ALEX HART
U FLORIDA
RHP
R/R
6'5"
220
01/10/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Big, tall, rangy build. Long arms, legs, similar to Aaron Sele. Fastball mostly 87-88 with cutting action. Good extension out front. Slider is out pitch with late, hard break.
136
HAYDEN PENN
SANTANA HS
RHP
R/R
6'3"
175
10/13/1984
HS
COMMENT: Angular, athletic frame. Ideal pitcher's body, similar to Kevin Brown. Live, quick arm with fluid, easy arm action and delivery. Fastball heavy at times, explodes last 10 feet. Gets occasional bore and cut movement on heater. Fair deception on circle change when kept down in zone. Good all-round athlete. High ceiling, sky is the limit. Also basketball player.
137
WILLARD PEARSON
JACKSON ST U
RHP
R/R
6'5"
200
08/14/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, long, lean frame. Excellent pitcher's build, similar to LaTroy Hawkins. Loose, live arm. Good delivery mechanics, extension on release. Fastball explodes in zone with average velocity. Curve has tight rotation and downer action. Slider is tight. Change has deception and movement. High ceiling. Hard worker.
142
DOUGLAS JOHNSON
BRYANT COL
RHP
R/R
6'1"
185
12/01/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Small frame, thin upper body. Low three-quarter arm slot. Some arm quickness with fastball. Effective against righties when ball runs and sinks. Slider is slurve with occasional late action. Throws occasional change.
146
CHAD PLEINESS
CENTRAL MICHIGAN U
RHP
R/R
6'6"
235
03/05/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Big, strong frame, well-proportioned. Andy Benes-type body. Decent arm speed. Fastball tops 91 mph, with occasional tail. Works better up in zone. Shows occasional hard slider with quick, sharp break. Circle change has occasional deception. Stays around plate. Still learning. Also college basketball player.
150
WILLIAM LAMURA
CLEMSON U
RHP
R/R
6'1"
200
01/01/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Large, muscular frame, similar to Kevin Appier. Compact, three-quarter delivery. Solid 89-91mph fastball with some tail and sink. Slider more like hard slurve but better than his curve. OK changeup that turns over to sink.
166
JOHN MAINE
U NORTH CAROLINA
RHP
R/R
6'4"
185
05/08/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Medium frame, lanky build with lean muscles, similar to Kris Benson. Smooth, three-quarter delivery. Ball leaves hand with no visible effort. Plus fastball, some sink and arm-side tail, fair hop when up. Occasional fair slurve. Very limited use of circle changeup.
169
KHALID BALLOULI
TEXAS A&M U
RHP
R/R
6'2"
195
03/20/1980
4YR
COMMENT: Large frame. Broad, square shoulders. High-waisted. Quick arm, works properly with medium effort. Fastball has plus life with late tail and sink. Works quick. Not afraid to pitch in. Competes, wants ball.
170
CHRIS MAPLES
U NORTH CAROLINA
RHP
R/R
5'11"
185
10/31/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT:
172
JOHN BARNETT
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL
RHP
S/R
6'2"
190
01/30/1981
4YR
COMMENT: Strong, durable, athletic frame. Workhorse. Built similar to Pat Hentgen. Good, clean arm action, works well. Around plate with lively fastball. Compliments with changeup. Strong body. Keeps hitters off-balance. Competes.
177
ADAM ELLIOT
CLAYTON VALLEY SCHOOL
RHP
S/R
6'1"
200
03/27/1984
HS
COMMENT: Strong, well-built, large frame. Robb Nen-like body. Overhand arm action, compact delivery. Fastball with riding life. Tough on righties. Curve 12-to-6 with tight rotation, downward break. Slider is new pitch with nasty break. Circle change sinks some. Loves to compete.
179
WILLIAM GWALTNEY
LOUISIANA TECH U
RHP
R/R
6'5"
210
05/06/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT:
182
PATRICK NESHEK
BUTLER U
RHP
R/R
6'3"
205
09/04/1980
4YR
 
COMMENT: Lean, angular build on large frame. Body similar to John Smoltz. Loose, quick arm with average fastball. Low arm slot for occasionally sinking fastball. Throws true, hard slider with sweeping action.
186
BRANDON HARMSEN
GRAND RAPIDS CC
RHP
R/R
6'3"
205
12/13/1981
JR
 
COMMENT:
191
JOHN DURAN
ST MARYS U
RHP
R/R
5'10"
190
09/13/1979
4YR
 
COMMENT: Medium-small frame. Compact, muscular, well-proportioned. Mature, athletic build. Throws from stretch, overhand-3/4 delivery. Quick, live arm works properly with effort. Plus velocity with riding-type life. Curve is best pitch with occasional short, quick, tight downward break. Good athlete, aggressive, competes on mound.
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