Thursday, September 30, 2004

Daily Prospect Report 9/30

Paul Maholm, LHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Drafted 8th Overall, 2003 Draft, Mississippi State
Bats L/Throws L
22 YO, 6'2", 215 lbs

He isn't a flame thrower, but he gets guys out like the stereotypical lefty. He has a good changeup and curve, and he mixes his speeds and locations very well for a young pitcher. He's what we Royal fans hope Matt Campbell grows up to be next season. He's done nothing but get hitters out since being drafted. He saw action at different minor league levels this season. He put up a 1.84 ERA with 20 K's and 12 BB's in 44 IP in the Carolina League.

He missed a lot of time this season after being hit by a line drive in the face, breaking bones above his right eye. There should be no long term effects.

He's a polished pitcher who stands a pretty good chance of being a productive major league starter. He's unlikely to develop into a stud, but he'll be alright.

ETA 2006
3 Stars

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