Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Round 34: Calvin Drummond, RHP, University of San Diego


One sentence analysis: Inconsistent righty with good stuff bit without peripherals to back them up so far.

More analysis and notes:
Drummond, a 38th round pick by the Brewers in 2008, went 3-4 with a 3.29 ERA in 76 and 2/3 innings this year for San Diego. His peripherals weren't all that impressive; 4.34 BB/9, 6.46 K/9 and almost 1 hit allowed for each inning pitched. Drummond did keep the ball in the yard well, however, and found ways to get outs. Since he was only a redshirt sophomore this season, Drummond has plenty of leverage to return to school.
From John Klima, Baseball Beginnings, 5/17/10
"Drummond was 91-92 in this look, 93-94 when I saw him in the Fall. The big body, the frame, and the radar gun will get him in the door. What he needs to keep himself there are consistent mechanics leading to consistent stuff. He did get the full scouting card treatment from me, which automatically means your arm interests me." Note-link includes video.
From Joel Badzinski, LaCrosse Tribune, 5/30/10:
"The key adjustment Drummond made was shelving his slider in favor of a cut fastball. His repertoire now includes a fastball that sits at 91 to 93 mph, a curveball, changeup and the cutter. 'All of his stuff can compete in the major leagues,' (Drummond's private instructor, former Major League pitcher Gary) Buckels said. 'He moved to the cutter and he caught on right away; it's flat-out nasty.'"

Drummond has not signed with the Nationals.

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