D.J. Snelten, LHP, University of Minnesota
Class: Junior; Height: 6-7; Weight: 230
A massive left-hander that’s not quite up to par with his teammate Tom Windle, also a fellow southpaw, Snelten lacks the ability to miss bats. In 58.7 innings this season, the 6-foot-7 hurler struck out just 42 (6.44 K/9) and walked 19 (2.91 BB/9). And while his ERA is rather attractive, his FIP, 3.74, is hardly noteworthy.
Projection: Snelten has one of the few things that can’t be taught: size. And that’s really the only tangible thing he has going for himself. He’s never missed a whole lot bats and his control is good, not great. If everything breaks right, then maybe — maybe — he carves out a Brian Tallet-type career as a long man out of the pen.
Ceiling: 0.5- to 1.0-win player
Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate
Drafted: Later Rounds
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