Author Topic: Draft Signings (2009)  (Read 10997 times)

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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Draft Signings (2009)
« Reply #50: July 04, 2009, 12:53:29 PM »
Applebee's '08 numbers: 74.2 IP 94 H 43 R 37 ER 12 BB 55 K (3-5, 4.46 ERA, .315 BA Against)

Applebee's '09 numbers: 89 IP 84 H 44 R 37 ER 20 BB 63 K (10-2, 3.74 ERA, .250 BA Against)

video of him throwing:

looks like a soft-tossing lefty with good off-speed stuff.

Paul Applebee, LHP, UC Riverside- You may think you just read this report, but I assure you, it is different. Applebee is a soft-tossing lefty who has had a lot of success, but little attention from scouts. Where he does have an advantage over Josh Spence is in the area of projectability. While Spence is fairly short and mature physically, Applebee has plenty of room to fill out at 6'3", 185.

He doesn't throw hard, sitting in the 85-87 range, and his changeup is his best pitch. Fortunately for him, it's a really, really good one; one of the best changeups in the draft, in fact. He also shows some feel for a slider, but hasn't developed it all that well. Good sleeper pick for a team with a need for left-handed pitching and who values results over style.