Lone Star Dugout Video: Connor Sadzeck
Right-hander Connor Sadzeck recently ranked at number 31 on Lone Star Dugout's Texas Rangers Top 50 Prospects list entering the 2013 season. Here's his brief scouting report from the linked story:
The 6-foot-5 Sadzeck has some of the best raw stuff in the Rangers' system; he's also yet to fully harness it, walking 47 batters in 62 innings with Spokane last summer. Sadzeck's power fastball consistently reaches the upper-90s in short bursts and sits around 92-94 mph in starts. His upper-70s, low-80s curveball is a true plus hammer when he gets on top, and his changeup has its moments, as well. Likely profiling as a reliever, the 21-year-old had issues commanding all three of his offerings with much consistency last season, but he has the tools to become an impact arm.
A similar breakdown of all the Rangers' top 50 prospects can be found at the story linked above.
A product of the junior college ranks' Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, Sadzeck was selected by Texas in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He signed for a well above-slot $350,000 bonus, steering him away from a letter of intent with the University of Texas.
The Illinois native, who turned 21 in October, pitched last summer at short-season Spokane after beginning the year in extended spring training. With the Indians, Sadzeck posted a 4.06 ERA in 15 starts. Over 62 innings, he yielded 44 hits, walked 47, and struck out 58.
The following video comes from a fall instructional league relief appearance against the L.A. Dodgers' instructs club on September 28, 2012.
Subscribe to LoneStarDugout.com today! Only $79.95 brings you one full year of Total Access Pass and all premium content on LoneStarDugout.com, Scout™ Player and Roster Database (including the 'Hot News' at the top of the site), Breaking News and Information, Total Access to all Scout.com Websites, and Player Pages, detailing the progress and careers of players from high school, the minors, and the pro ranks.
Sample the LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at no risk for 7 days, then pay only $7.95 or $21.95. If you want to save 2 months off the monthly subscription price, simply choose the annual LoneStarDugout.com Total Access Pass™ at $79.95.
Tigs Town Top Stories
Tigers Renew Affiliation with Erie, ToledoWith the contracts expiring at the end of this season, the Tigers announced the renewal of their player development contracts for both of their upper level farm teams through the…
Tigs TownWednesday at 7:42 PM
WTKA Podcast: Riding the RookiesPaul Wezner joined Sam Webb on the Michigan Insider on WTKA 1050AM in Ann Arbor and WTKA.com to discuss the final two weeks, the likelihood that the Tigers can win one of the wild…
Tigs TownWednesday at 5:54 AM
Weekly Farm Recap: End of Line for West MichThe West Michigan Whitecaps held the responsibility of representing the entire organization in the 2016 playoffs, and they made good in the first round, upsetting the South Bend…
Tigs TownMonday at 11:15 AM
2016 Fall Ball RosterAfter a couple year hiatus, the Tigers have brought back the Fall Instructional League for a month of follow-up work at the conclusion of the season. Which players are getting an…
Tigs TownMonday at 5:57 AM