Monday, November 29, 2004

Steve Sharpe Report

Steve Sharpe, RHP, Oakland Athletics
Drafted 337th Overall (11th Rd), 2004 Draft, Central Missouri State
Bats R/Throws R
23 YO, 6'1", 205 lbs

This profile is by request and it took some work to get real information on him. Sharpe was a reliever as a freshman for Iowa, and then a starter as a sophomore before he hurt his back and transferred to Central Missouri State. There he had a great 2004 season with a 2.89 ERA, 103 strikeouts, and 32 walks in 96 2/3 innings pitched for the Division II champions. After being drafted, he was sent to Vancouver of the Northwest League, where he posted a 4.60 ERA, 53 K's, and 30 BB's in 72 1/3 innings pitched. Those are pretty unremarkable numbers for a 23 year old in a short season league. The sample size is small though. And I'm liable to cut him some slack since the reports on his stuff are good (hard slider, low 90's fastball) and he is coming from a division 2 school in the midwest. Still, he needs to get moving or he'll be an organizational soldier really soon.

ETA: Too early to tell
1 1/2 Stars

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