College Draft Profile: Tom Windle

 

Tom Windle, LHP, University of Minnesota

Class: Junior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 215

Updated: 06/03/13

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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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.