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Steve Fiorindo
Steve Fiorindo
About Steve Fiorindo

Steve Fiorindo has been with Bullpen Banter for over a year now. He lives in Southern California and has been focusing on amateur and minor league prospects. He's been hitting the video hard this past year with a lot of his work being featured on MLB Networks draft coverage in 2012. Steve can be reached by email at SFiorindo@BullpenBanter.com and you can follow him on Twitter: @SocalSteve9

Quick Hits: Jonathan Gray, Modesto Nuts

Quick Hits: Jonathan Gray, Modesto Nuts
Jonathan Gray Notes: *Body to eat innings, seems to have less effort in delivery compared to college. *Looked more like a pitcher than he did in college. Dialed back on the fastball, but was able to reach back for the big velo (topped at 99). *Established the fastball early. *Moved fastball all over the zone,
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BB Roundtable Discussion: Controversy, Futures, and Non-Pitchers Pitching

You may recall that we used to do roundtable discussions on a regular basis, and that we hadn’t really done one in a while before the prospect list roundtable you saw last week. Now we’re going to be getting back to them on a regular basis, along with another exciting new feature we hope to
Articles,Roundtable

Quick Hits: Phil Bickford, Oaks Christian High School

Quick Hits:  Phil Bickford, Oaks Christian High School
I’ve had a chance to see quite a bit of Phil Bickford lately, seeing the mid season tournament game against Bonita, his playoff start against Northview, and the CIF Championship game where he allowed just one hit (an infield single) and he struck out 18.  With the late season success and a jump in velocity,
Articles,Prospect Video,Quick Hits,Scouting,Video Index

The First Choice: Who’s Your Pick?

The First Choice: Who’s Your Pick?
There is still significant discussion over who is the preferred selection for the first overall pick in the upcoming draft by the Houston Astros. The Astros will be a wild card up until the last second, and will likely pick between Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel, Kris Bryant, Colin Moran, and Austin Meadows in the top
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Jurickson Profar #1 – 2013 Top 100

Jurickson Profar #1 – 2013 Top 100
#1 Jurickson Profar (Shortstop, Texas Rangers) Age PA HR SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ Fld WAR 19 17 1 0 .176 .176 .471 .269 59 -0.3 0.0 Date of Birth: February 20, 1993 (Age 20) Origin: Willemstad, Curacao Height: 6’0″ Weight: 165 Other Links: 2012 Top 100: #4 Jurickson Profar; 2011 Top 100: #47 Jurickson
2013 Top 100 Prospects

Gerrit Cole #5 – 2013 Top 100

Gerrit Cole #5 – 2013 Top 100
#5 Gerrit Cole (Starting Pitcher) Pittsburgh Pirates Age G GS IP H HR K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP 21 26 26 132.0 113 7 9.27 3.07 2.86 2.97 Date of Birth: September 8th, 1990(age 22) Origin: 1st Round Pick(#1 overall) in 2011 out of the University of California, Los Angeles Height: 6’4″ Weight: 220 Steve Fiorindo: Gerrit Cole is
2013 Top 100 Prospects

Zack Wheeler #7 – 2013 Top 100

Zack Wheeler #7 – 2013 Top 100
#7 Zack Wheeler (Starting Pitcher) New York Mets Age G GS IP H HR K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP 22 25 25 149.0 115 4 8.94 3.56 3.26 2.99 Date of Birth: May 30th, 1990(age 23) Origin: 1st Round Pick(#6 overall) in 2009 out of East Paulding HS(GA) Height: 6’4″ Weight: 185 Michael Schwartze: The Carlos Beltran/Zack Wheeler trade
2013 Top 100 Prospects

Shelby Miller #14 – 2013 Top 100

Shelby Miller #14 – 2013 Top 100
#14 Shelby Miller (Starting Pitcher) St. Louis Cardinals Age G GS IP K/9 BB/9 GB% ERA FIP WAR 21 6 1 13.2 10.54 2.63 42.4 % 1.32 1.85 0.4 Date of Birth: October 10th, 1990 Origin: 1st Round Pick(#19 overall) in 2009 out of Brownwood HS(TX) Height: 6’3″ Weight: 220 Mike Schwartze: Heading into the 2012 season, Miller
2013 Top 100 Prospects