Minnesota Twins select Steven Hunt, RHP, Tulane University, 08/16/1986.
Height: 6'3" Weight: 200 lbs
From MLB.com's Draft Central scouting report.
|Fastball:||Hunt threw his fastball anywhere from 90 to 95 mph and pitched comfortably at 91. He threw his four-seamer at around 93 mph.|
|Fastball movement:||The two-seamer had good arm-side run. The four-seamer was flatter, but he was able to elevate it as a swing-and-miss pitch.|
|Curve:||He has a plus curve, a true power breaking ball.|
|Changeup:||He only threw one in the game and doesn't throw it much, but has shown a feel for it in the bullpen.|
|Control:||He had good fastball command in this start and it could be above average in the future.|
|Poise:||He was outstanding on the mound.|
|Physical Description:||Hunt is a good-sized right-hander, tall with some room to grow.|
|Strengths:||The chance to have three at least average pitches; excellent mound presence.|
|Weaknesses:||His overall command has been an issue as his walk total is a bit high.|
|Summary:||With a strong junior season, Hunt has moved himself into serious first-round contention. While the right-hander doesn't always command his pitches well -- he's walked a few too many this year -- he's got terrific stuff, most notably his fastball and curve, both of which are above average. He hasn't needed a changeup much, but he has the feel for one. There might be one or two right-handers who rank ahead of Hunt heading into the Draft, but he's not too far behind them in the pecking order.|
Pitching at Tulane University (2006 at University of Virginia)