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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The '13 Prospects of Christmas- #7- Mike Foltynewicz

by Jared Webb @webberoo11

#7 Mike Foltynewicz RHP 6'4" 200 20 yrs old                    
Folty can pump his fastball up to 99 mph and normally sits in the 93-95 range. His curve shows plus potential with good bite, while his change is ahead of his curve. One thing I read about Folty is that he is a major work ethic guy who always pushes his catcher to make sure he works all his pitches and all his weak spots. I imagine that Folty will skip Lancaster(after spending two seasons at Low A Lexington) and move to Corpus Christi.  Mike will make or break himself based on the developement of his command.  His off-speed pitch should continue to develop, and he could be a top of the rotation guy for Houston.
Ceiling: #2 Starter
Floor: Late Inning Bullpen
c2012 Jared Webb. Used with permission.

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