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Oakland Athletics AL West
Jake Diekman • #35 • P
Status:Off season (on 40-man roster)
Ht/Wt:6'4", 200 lbs.
Born:Jan 21, 1987 (33 yrs) in Wymore, NE
Hometown:Wymore, NE
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Philadelphia in 2007 (30/923).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Kansas City in 2019.
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Scouting Report
Has an ideal pitchers' frame and electric stuff. Can strike hitters out regularly and dominate left-handed batters, mostly due to his drop-down delivery that really makes it hard to pick up the baseball. Must curb his penchant for walking too many batters in order to maximize his big-league output. Also needs to prove he can be used as a ninth-inning option in MLB. Injuries are a factor here.
Long Range Potential: Solid left-handed reliever, when healthy.
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