Dodger Prospect #9 - Chuck Tiffany

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#9

CHARLES LUIS TIFFANY
Position-Starting pitcher
DOB-January 25, 1985
Residence-Covina, California
Height-6-1
Weight-195
B/T - L-L
04 club - Columbus (low A

He's not that imposing physically but when he's right, Chuck Tiffany can be as dominating as just about any pitcher in the dodger organization. Drafted in the second round in 2003, he signed quite late and appeared briefly (three games) at Ogden (Pioneer) that season, then suffered a pulled muscle that set him back the following spring training.

Finally assigned to Columbus he made an immediate impression, and went on to throw several outstanding games including seven innings of perfect ball on May 20.

Backed off on more than one occasion because of a tired arm, he still wound up 5-2, 3.70 with 141 strikeouts in 100 innings, holding opposing batters to a .208 average

He does it by mixing up his pitches, including a fast ball that usually sits on the high 80's and nudges in the low 90's, a commanding cure and a stellar changeup that e usually has complete command of.

If he gets into trouble, it's when he drops his arm down, causing pitches to flatten out. His motion is easy and deceptive and he has knowledge beyond his years, reflecting he international experience he acquired as an amateur.

He certainly seems capable of handing high A in 2005 with a promotion beyond that entirely possible.

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