Tom Windle, LHP, University of Minnesota
Class: Junior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 215
Pretty much a swingman during his first two years, Windle transitioned into a fulltime starter this season, showing a lot of promise for a Big 10 prospect. Through his first 92.7 innings, the big southpaw from Maple Grove has 86 strikeouts (8.35 K/9) and 33 walks (3.21 BB/9). He’s sporting a solid 2.14 ERA 3.35 FIP.
Projection: He’s got size and some projectability left. And his control took a pretty noticeable step forward this season. Plus, he tossed just 41.1 innings each of the two previous years, meaning far less wear and tear than the normal collegiate starter. You do have to wonder, however, if fatigue will eventually become a problem in the next year or two. He could be another low ceiling/high floor guy nabbed in the second and third rounds.
Ceiling: 2.0-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate to Above-Average
Drafted: Second Round
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