Dodger Prospect #25 Tim Hamulack

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Name- TIMOTHY WILLIAM HAMULACK
Position- Relief Pitcher
Residence- Edgewood, Md.
DOB- April 14, 1976
Ht- 6-2
Wt- 220
B/T- L/L
How Obtained- In a trade from Mets 2006
06 Clubs- Los Angeles (National ), Las Vegas (Pacific Coast)

Hamulack came from the Mets with the hope that he could be the situational lefty out of the LA bullpen. It didn't happen as he was 0-3, 6.35 when he was demoted to Las Vegas where he stayed for the rest of the season, not even getting a September call-up.

He did pitch well enough for the 51's ( 0-1, 1.42 with three saves) that he'll get another shot at the job this spring. However, since he'll be 31 at that time, it's certainly time that he impresses enough to hang around. Otherwise he'll drift off to another organization to try again.

He's a grinder who shows an average fast ball that usually sits around 90 mph plus a slurve that he can use effectively. These come out of an unorthodox delivery that makes the ball hard to pick up. When he's right he can be very effective against men who hit from either side of the plate.

He's not expected to make the team in the spring although if Joe Beimel falters, he could get the call. Otherwise, he'll have to begin the season at Vegas and try to pitch his way up.

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