Yankees 2013 12th round draft pick: Philip Walby


12th Round, 374th Overall: Philip Walby, RHP, San Diego State, Bats: Left, Throws: Right, 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, Year: JR

MLB.com’s report: Walby is a strong, durable right-handed power-type pitcher with an aggressive approach. He airs it out with his deceptive delivery and arm slot to make his fastball — which typically sits between 89-93 mph — seem a lot faster. The heater is live, and it tails with some late sink. He also has an offspeed pitch that is somewhere between a curve and a slider and an infrequent changeup. Being a one-pitch guy, the development of his secondary stuff will most certainly be necessary for him to make it to the next level.

MY TAKE: He was previously drafted by the Orioles in the 50th round of the 2010 draft. He had a 3.82 ERA with 57 strikeouts and 51 walks in 94.1 innings this year. Would like to see him improve that control. He’s a big reliever who sounds like a bit of a project.

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3 Responses to Yankees 2013 12th round draft pick: Philip Walby

  1. Juan says:

    Walby was clocked by Yankee Scout at 99 mph. Check out You Tube at 95 mph after 103 pitch. See "Walby 95ph".

  2. Juan says:

    Improved control allowing only 7 walks in last 6 starts.

  3. Juan says:

    Walby will be pushing mid to upper 90s on fastball this year, and will put his slider on display & awe!

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