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2015 Draft Profile: Garrett Cleavinger

School: Oregon; Class: Junior Position: LHP; B/T: L/L Height: 6-0; Weight: 220 Previously Drafted: N/A   Background: After pitching in the shadows of 2014 fifth round pick Jake Reed, Cleavinger has become a shutdown closer for the Ducks this season. Cleavinger, a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and a NCBWA Second-Team Freshman All-American, has fanned an…

Quick Hits from the First Round of the 2013 Draft

  With the minor league season quickly wrapping up, here are how this year’s first rounders have handled the transition into professional ball. (Note: Here’s PD’s Collegiate Draft Big Board.)   #1. Mark Appel, RHP, Houston Astros Made a brief five-inning debut in Low-A before jumping to Quad Cities. Appel’s numbers have largely been unimpressive,…