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Draft 2008
Draft Central

Shooter Hunt (Credit: Tulane University)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Shooter Hunt
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Tulane University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:200 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/18/08
Game(s):Southern Miss

Focus Area
Fastball:Hunt threw his fastball anywhere from 90 to 95 mph and pitched comfortably at 91. He threw his four-seamer at around 93 mph.
Fastball movement:The two-seamer had good arm-side run. The four-seamer was flatter, but he was able to elevate it as a swing-and-miss pitch.
Curve:He has a plus curve, a true power breaking ball.
Changeup:He only threw one in the game and doesn't throw it much, but has shown a feel for it in the bullpen.
Control:He had good fastball command in this start and it could be above average in the future.
Poise:He was outstanding on the mound.
Physical Description:Hunt is a good-sized right-hander, tall with some room to grow.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:The chance to have three at least average pitches; excellent mound presence.
Weaknesses:His overall command has been an issue as his walk total is a bit high.
Summary:With a strong junior season, Hunt has moved himself into serious first-round contention. While the right-hander doesn't always command his pitches well -- he's walked a few too many this year -- he's got terrific stuff, most notably his fastball and curve, both of which are above average. He hasn't needed a changeup much, but he has the feel for one. There might be one or two right-handers who rank ahead of Hunt heading into the Draft, but he's not too far behind them in the pecking order.