Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
We just took Scott Shuman from TB in the Rule 5.
2012 Montgomery Biscuits lasr team for which he played
Rutherford Scott Shuman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.
Born: March 28, 1988 in Valdosta, Georgia, US (Age 24)
Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 23rd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from Tift County HS (Tifton, GA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the 19th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Auburn University (Auburn, AL).
Minor League Service Time (01/2013): 2 years
Throws wall to wall heat. High 90's?
Despite his modest draft status, Shuman has a chance to move more quickly than any member of the Tampa Bay's '09 draft class. A reliever with a slinging, low three-quarters slot, he has fanned 29 batters while walking nine in 22 Appy League innings, sitting at 95 mph and touching 97 with his sinking fast ball. The pitch features boring, tailing action, getting in on the hands of right-handed batters, and Shuman's quality mid-80s slider gives him a weapon to the other side of the plate. He's converted all three of his save chances and has allowed just four runs (two earned) for an 0.82 ERA.
So, although he didn't make the top 20 list, it looks like Scott has a bright future! Oh, I almost forgot: at one point that year I asked Winchester Coach John Lowery who might be his best arm. Guess who he named? Yep- Scott.
[ Edited by RogerCraig on Dec 6, 2012 at 9:09 AM ]