Cove Chatter 100: #43

Dylan Brooks | RHP, 18 yo, 6-7, 230 | 2013 Draft – 30 | (AZL), 8 G, 7.1 IP, 6.14 ERA, 7.4 H/9, 13.5 BB/9, 9.8 K/9

The Giants took a flyer on him in the 30th round this summer and he signed. The towering Canadian righty is very young, very raw and will certainly be a project. But he’s got a four-pitch mix that features an 88-91 mph fastball and a nice change up. With his incredibly long legs, repeating that delivery could certainly be an issue. Apparently he started and tossed three scoreless innings in an exhibition contest between the Canadian National Junior team and the Detroit Tigers instructional league squad last spring, which is pretty impressive for a high school kid. He should be another youngster from the 2013 draft class to keep a close eye on.

They said it: “With a fastball, changeup, slider and curveball, Brooks has a pretty full repertoire of pitches. The change is his out pitch, he said, adding he needs to work on throwing his breaking ball for strikes more consistently.” ~ London Free Press

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7 thoughts on “Cove Chatter 100: #43”

  1. I really like taking fliers late in the draft on 6’9″ pitchers. The upside is huge and if it doesn’t pan out, it’s not like you’re expecting a superstar out of that draft pick anyway. IMO, the Giants did a lot of things right in the 2013 draft, but this might be my favorite pick of the entire draft just because the upside is so enormous and the risk is almost nonexistent.

    1. I really like Brooks too. I know he won’t get much recognition elsewhere, but since I didn’t include any of the guys with MLB service time here, I felt he, Arenado, Fargas and Riley were all worthy of a spot. It really was unusual that the Giants took so many prep players in this draft, but I love that they did.

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