Jason Hursh, RHP, Oklahoma State University
Class: Sophomore (redshirt); Height: 6-1; Weight: 197
Hursh, having lost the previous season due to Tommy John surgery, has rebounded nicely in 2013, making 16 starts while striking out 86, walking 28 and sporting a rather vanilla 3.72 FIP.
Projection: There’s some upside here, but that comes with a checkered injury past — Tommy John surgery — and very little statistical data to go on. Hursh, who was originally drafted in the sixth round by the Pirates in 2010, tossed just 29.2 innings prior to this season. His command thus far, 2.37 BB/9, is quite impressive given how pitchers returning from TJ tend to struggle after a long injury layoff. He could be a nice gamble for a team in the supplemental or early second rounds.
Ceiling: 1.5- to 2.0-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate
Drafted: Supplemental or Second Round
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