At pick 342 in the 11th round, the Cleveland Indians have selected left-handed pitcher Matthew Turner out of Miami Palmetto Senior High School.
Born: 8/4/99 — Height: 6'4" — Weight: 180 — Bats: Left — Throws: Left
Jeff Ellis: Matt Turner is very much an Indians type of arm. He is a big kid with an athletic, projectable build. He is still just 17-years-old, which has been a theme in this draft. His mechanics are solid and he is rather safe in terms of the physical side of the ball. His secondary stuff is more developed than your typical prep arms. His changeup and slider both look like they could be average to above average pitches. He should be very signable as a JUCO college bound player as well. The reason he is still on the board is he throws in the mid-80s. You would expect him to add velocity with his size and youth.
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