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Round 31 - Anthony Bazzani: RHP, Eastern Kentucky U, (KY)


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Ranked #467 in Baseball America's Top 500.

After going 1-9, 9.07 as a sophomore in 2011, Bazzani dominated as a closer in the summer Northwoods League, where his fastball reached 97 mph. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder has topped out at 95 this year and hasn't been nearly as impressive while fighting his command. He has a quick arm but a sketchy arm action and flies open too fast in his delivery. He'll pitch at 91-94 mph and flash some sink, but he'll also leave a lot of flat fastballs up in the strike zone. His splitter also has regressed after looking solid last summer, and his curveball is too loopy.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/2012xteam.php?team=1002

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I know some people at EKU and sent one a quick email. Essentially he said: "Lots of firepower, if/when it is harnessed. Great year this season, terrible last year."

But last season he was coming off of hip surgery. Apparently throws hard, but control is an issue.

Was ranked as the 80th NCAA draft prospect by BA prior to the season.

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