Thursday, November 12, 2009

Astros may have themselves a late-inning reliever in Englebrook

Baseball America's Ben Badler has some love for Even Englebrook:

Astros 27-year-old righthand reliever Evan Englebrook is older than most prospects in the AFL, but he’s also one of the league’s hardest throwers. Englebrook, who pitches exclusively out of the stretch, threw 94-96 mph yesterday for the Saguaros, creating extreme downhill angle from a high three-quarters arm slot out of a 6-foot-8, 225-pound frame.

“With that kind of height and that angle, and with that kind of power arm, everything he throws is hard,”
(Saguaros Manager David) Bell said. “I think he definitely has a future. I see him as a late-inning reliever."