Saturday, November 13, 2004

Casey Abrams Report

Casey Abrams, LHP, Seattle Mariners
Drafted 146th Overall (5th rd), 2003 Draft, Wright State
Bats L/Throws L
23 YO, 6'4", 190 lbs

Abrams caught my attention when he struck out 119 batters in 81 innings as a junior at Wright State with a tight slider and a low 90's fastball. He was drafted by the Mariners and has struggled with his command as a pro. Thus far in 35 2/3 career innings, he has walked 31 batters and has struck out 34. This season, he worked out of the pen and posted a horrific 12.74 ERA in the Midwest League.

Abrams looks like a major disappointment after being a genuine sleeper candidate going into the draft. The sample size is still low, but he needs to really pick up the pace or else he'll find himself looking for a job back home. As it stands now, he's a fringe LOOGY prospect.

ETA: 2008
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