Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft Live Blog

With the 25th overall pick the Padres selected high school pitcher, Joe Ross.  He is the younger brother of Oakland A's pitcher and future major, arm repairing surgery subject, Tyson Ross.  Joe's delivery is much smoother than his older brother's and it helps him produce a low 90s fastball that could pick up some velocity if Joe puts some more muscle on his skinny 6-2, 180lb frame.  He has two secondary pitches, a slurvy breaking ball and a changeup that has flashed plus.  I like his chances to stick in a rotation as a #3 starter, which is more than we'll be able to say for 95% of players taken in this draft. 

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