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2015 2nd (68) - Jonathan Hughes - RHP - HS (GA)


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With their final day one pick, the Orioles select Jonathan Hughes, a 6'2, 188 pound right hander.

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Jim Callis said on MLB Network that Hughes has a lively fastball that can touch mid 90's early in his outings before decreasing to 89-92 MPH. He thinks he could be a 4-pitch starter with continued development of his secondaries.

Nice info. Thanks.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hughes will show a 94-96 mph fastball early in games before settling in at 89-93 mph with some cut and sink, <a href="http://t.co/PsHmOuTx1h">http://t.co/PsHmOuTx1h</a> says.</p>— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) <a href="

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1. Yes. He was 188 on MLB (someone said) and #255 on BA. That's not everything. Sisco was ranked a lot lower.

2. He's not a big kid. Not much projection. Not the type of body they look for (again it doesn't mean everything)

3. He doesn't look very polished in the video

4. His velocity decreases quite a bit from start of game to middle of game which usually infers future reliever.

One of these things by itself. No big deal. Put them altogether and it invites skepticism.

Sure. I know nothing about him. A high school arm that is mid 90s. Glad it was third pick and not first like we would usually do for that guy. Especially if someone rated him helium.

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English translation, please!

Hughes spent last summer pitching to catchers Tyler Stephenson and Joey Bart, who rank Nos. 15 and 183 on the BA 500, on the East Cobb Yankees and, like his summer teammates, is committed to Georgia Tech. Hughes is listed at 6-foot-2, 185, and can run his fastball up to 95 mph. He more typically pitches with a bit less velocity, but gets good life on the pitch when he keeps it down in the zone. He throws two breaking balls, with his slider slightly ahead of his curveball, and occasionally mixes in a changeup. Hughes earns praise for his athleticism and competitiveness.

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