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Hunter Strickland

Born: 09/24/1988 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 220
Mechanics
Big, sturdy pitcher's body; physically intimidating on the mound; pitches from the stretch; flux slot from high 3/4-3/4; long arm action but incredibly fast arm; late-hand break; some recoil in the follow-through; simple delivery.
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 06/11/2014
Affiliate Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA, Giants)
Dates Seen 06/08/2014
OFP 50
Realistic 50; 7th inning reliever
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 70 96-97 97 Power pitch; plus-plus velocity; works up int he zone; pitch lacks much movement; just pounds the fastball belt-high and dares you to hit it; command isn't sharp but some flexibility in the zone because of big velocity; late-innings approach.
SL 55 60 84-87 87 Sharp offering at 86 mph; looks fastball and then shows tilt; more chase at 86-87; softer break at 84; thrown in the zone in this velocity range; limited sample but the pitch was clearly solid-average or better; power breaking ball that should play in major league bullpen.
Overall

Big bodied reliever with blue-collar approach; delivery is simple; fastball is plus-plus offering, working 96-97 mph; command is loose and movement is minimal, but velocity is effective; slider is near plus pitch; will get there with more consistency; sharp in the mid-80s; can ease back on the intensity and drop for a strike or let it go longer for chase out of the zone; major league pitch. Late innings profile if he can stay healthy; role 5 setup potential; 7th inning floor because of arm strength/big velocity.

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