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Drew Storen (Photo: Kyle Terada/Stanford Athletics)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Drew Storen
Position:Relief Pitcher
School:Stanford University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Sophomore
Weight:175 lbs.
Report Date(s):3/7/09

Focus Area
Fastball:Storen's fastball was in the 90-94 mph range.
Fastball movement:He has good movement out of the strike zone.
Curve:It's a hard breaking ball, thrown 79-83 mph, with a snap-down break. It's more a longer curve than a slider.
Changeup:Has a changeup, but doesn't really use it in a relief role.
Control:His command is average at best and is the main reason he's a reliever and not a starter.
Poise:He goes right at hitters and has the right mentality for short relief.
Physical Description:Storen has a solid build with wide shoulders.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:He has three pitches, with his fastball-curve combination working well in the bullpen.
Weaknesses:His command hasn't always been a strong point.
Summary:Storen has the stuff to be a starter and it's not unheard of for a team to take a college closer and let him start as a pro. That being said, there's a reason Stanford has him in the bullpen ... his command hasn't always been sharp. Even as a short reliever, though, his fastball-curve mix is more than enough to get hitters out, especially from the right side. Good college closers usually get drafted well and Storen should be no exception.