July 24, 2021

2020 Draft Preview No. 9: More College Pitching (Viva El Birdos)

More players to consider from what is almost certainly this year’s richest demographic.

Bryce Jarvis, RHP, Duke

6’2”, 195 lbs

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

DOB: 26th December 1997

So, what’s so great about this guy?

If you were to draft this year based entirely on who was the most dominant player in the tiny samples afforded by this spring’s weird, sad baseball season, Bryce Jarvis would have to be near the very top of the list. In fact, he might very well be the first pitcher off the board, because it was basically a neck-and-neck race between he and Asa Lacy for the title of most dominant pitcher in college baseball. (The trophy says ‘over the course of like 25 innings’ in tiny little letters at the bottom.)

Prior to this spring — actually, scratch that; fall ball is where Jarvis really took off, but let’s not be overly pedantic, shall we? — Jarvis was a good, but not great, college pitcher. He threw mostly in the upper 80s, featured a really nice changeup, and tended to nibble around the edges of the strike zone. He was always capable of running up pretty good strikeout totals due to his willingness to pitch away from contact, but the stuff was a little…

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