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Follow the Prospects: Holden Powell (RHP)
« Topic Start: March 13, 2021, 10:35:19 AM »
Name: Holden William Powell
Born: Sep 9, 1999 in Visalia, CA
College: UCLA
High School: Mount Whitney HS, Visalia, Calif.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R

Selected in the third round of the 2020 draft out of UCLA, finished with a 2.26 ERA in 91 2/3 with 107 Ks, primarily as a closer.

Scouting reports:
- https://dailybruin.com/2020/06/29/scouting-report-holden-powell
- https://www.federalbaseball.com/2020/6/16/21291790/washington-nationals-2020-3rd-round-pick-holden-powell-could-be-on-the-fast-track-to-majors

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Holden Powell (RHP)
« Reply #1: March 14, 2021, 05:04:25 PM »
reading that daily Bruin article, he's a 2 pitch pitcher right now - Fastball and slider.  Fastball he uses to get ahead, slider for swings and misses.  Trying to develop a change up.  Has a curve he'll use against lefties, but the slider is the plus pitch.

It'll be interesting to see if the Nats use him as a starter in the minors, or maybe an opener / multi-inning guy, so he can work on his secondary stuff, or whether they like the 2 pitches so much that they try to fast-track him in the pen. 

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Holden Powell (RHP)
« Reply #2: March 14, 2021, 05:26:45 PM »
IIRC they drafted him with the expectation that he’d be a closer.