Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rays 6th Round Pick - 210th Overall: Jake Floethe

College senior right-hander from Cal State Fullerton.

BaseballAmerica (rated #42 in Southern California):

Fellow Titans righties Jake Floethe and Chris Devenski fit into the eighth- to 15th-round range. A reliever on Fresno State's 2008 national title team, Floethe missed 2010 after Tommy John surgery and transferred to Fullerton for his redshirt junior year this spring, going 6-3, 3.45 as a starter and reliever. He has a physical 6-foot-2, 205-pound frame and average fastball velocity, sitting at 90-91 and bumping 92-93 mph. At his best, his fastball has power sink, but sometimes it is less lively. His slider can be average, though when he uses a lower arm slot his stuff has a tendency to flatten out. He also works in a serviceable changeup. Most scouts think he profiles better as a reliever.

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