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Minnesota Twins select Ryley Widell in the seventh round of the 2017 MLB Draft

Ryley Widell is a left-handed pitcher from Central Arizona Junior College.

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With the first pick in the seventh round of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Minnesota Twins have selected LHP Ryley Widell from Central Arizona Junior College.

Widell is an interesting pitcher. Right now, he profiles as a crafty southpaw with a fastball that clocks in between 87-92 mph and usually sits around 88-90 mph. He has a plus changeup that he trusts to get outs as well as two breaking balls. His curveball may become league average once he gets to the pros and starts focusing on it, but he does not have an average changeup as of yet.

Widell used this arsenal to put up good numbers at Central Arizona, with a 1.98 ERA and 115/39 K/BB ratio in 95 and 23 innings this year.

But as a true sophomore, Widell is only 20 years old and does not turn 21 until next June. His age, combined with his 6’4” 205lb frame leaves some potential to fill out his frame, add a tick or two of velocity and reach his upside. It is not out of line to believe Widell could up his fastball to the 90-93 range, with a decent curve and a great changeup. Once he begins to focus more on his fastball he should have solid command and have the potential of a mid-to-back end starter.

Here is a view of Widell while at Central Arizona this spring: