DJ Snelten | LHP, 21 yo, 6-6, 215 | 2013 Draft – 9 | (AZL) 14 G, 6 GS, 34.1 IP, 1.57 ERA, 7.1 H/9, 3.4 BB/9, 10.2 K/9
Lanky college lefty from the University of Minnesota got his professional career off to a nice start in the Arizona League. Has nice, consistent velocity with the fastball and good secondary pitches. Looks like he hides the ball well. I love this pick, and it’s starting to sound like I’m not alone in that boat. The Giants grabbed some very intriguing lefties in this draft, and Snelten could turn out to be the crown jewel of the group. If he does, that’s a big time value pick in the 9th round.
They said it: “Snelten’s fastball sits in the low-90s and he regularly touches 94 mph. His curveball and changeup both need work, but with some improvement he could have a solid Major League arsenal.” ~ MLB.com