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Bobby Poyner

Discussion in 'The Adopt a Prospect Forum' started by bringbackburks, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. bringbackburks

    bringbackburks lurker

    Age 24 (12/1/92)
    6' 205 lbs
    Hits and Bats left
    14th round of 2015 Draft out of University of Florida

    Bobby Poyner has been putting up some sneaky good numbers between Salem and Portland this year. When he was drafted he was a fairly well regarded prospect (at least as college seniors go) who always had good control but lacked strikeout stuff. That's changed now as he's put up a k/9 of 12.6 in 47 innings between Salem and Portland while still maintaining a bb/9 of 2.1. He started and relieved at Florida and never put up numbers like this so it doesn't appear to be just the switch to a relief role. Comimg out of college his fastball was described as high 80's to low 90's, along with a curve, changeup and slider. Has anyone seen him pitch this year? Is there an increase in velocity or development of a secondary pitch that might account for his success? He's obviously miles away from helping the big club, but he'll be interesting to keep an eye on.
  2. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    Update via Fangraphs:

  3. edoug

    edoug Member SoSH Member

    Not exactly the most glamorous of prospects but someone who could have a nice career in the Majors.
  4. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    Another perfect inning tonight, down to a .50 WHIP over 32 IP in Portland.

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