Tuesday, November 18, 2008

50. Pete Andrelczyk

50. Pete Andrelczyk - RHP - 6'1 - 185lbs
(last year: NR)

The Marlins drafted righthander Pete Andrelczyk in the 5th round of the 2008 draft. He was previously drafted in the 32nd round of the 2007 draft by the Orioles, but decided to go back to school which turned out to be the right decision. The 6’1 righthander would become the closer for Coastal Carolina in his senior year and became a hot topic for scouts when his velocity took a jump.

Andrelczyk throws a low 90s fastball that can hit 95mph. He also utilizes a hard slider sitting between 83-85mph with late moving action that is tough on righthanded batters. He has closer stuff but right now all he is doing is living off his talent and not actually pitching. After dominating the New York-Penn League, he had a brief debut in the SALLY and got torched. Even while getting hit around, he still managed to strikeout 29 in 25 innings of work while with Greensboro. He reminds some scouts of Tim Hudson in his windup and delivery.

Andrelczyk has closer stuff and should be key cog in either Greensboro’s or Jupiter’s bullpen in 2009. Being a college kid, the 23 year old could be on a relative fast track especially if he begins in Jupiter to start off the year.

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