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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Scott Gorgen (Credit: AP)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Scott Gorgen
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:UC-Irvine
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:01/21/87
Height:5'10"
Weight:190 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):03/28/08
Game(s):Cal Poly


Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Gorgen threw his fastball in the 88-92 mph range.
Fastball movement:It has good two-seam life; he throws from a high slot and works the angle well.
Curve:It's firm at 78-83 mph, more of an overhand slider, with a big, sharp top-to-bottom break.
Changeup:This is a plus, plus pitch, one of the best in the Draft class; he throws it 79-82 mph.
Control:He's got above-average command now with all three of his pitches. He can throw them for strikes and can throw his secondary pitches to make hitters chase them as well.
Poise:He is off the charts in terms of his mound presence and makeup.
Physical Description:Gorgen is a slightly small, almost stocky right-hander.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Three average to plus pitches, with the ability to command all three well; plus makeup.
Weaknesses:His size will turn some people off.
Summary:Gorgen's combination of stuff, command and makeup in a different package would be flying up Draft charts everywhere. But as a stocky "undersized righty," he'll have to fight an uphill battle to get the recognition he probably deserves. There are always teams who look outside that certain box, and his ability to throw three pitches -- fastball, curve, changeup -- for strikes to go along with a terrific work ethic should entice one of them to take him.