Position(s): LH Relief Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Colorado Springs (AAA)
Age on April 1st: 24
Born: June 11, 1982 in Portsmouth, Ohio
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 200
Bats: L | Throws: L
Drafted: 19th Round, 2004 | How Acquired: Draft
College: Ohio State | High School: Wheelersburg (OH)
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following 2007 season.
ETA: September, 2007
Other: -2006 Texas League All-Star
Scouting Report / Bio: Newman held lefthanders to a .179 average with a .487 OPS in 2006 while pitching for Tulsa. He also enjoyed a successful stint in the Arizona Fall League, holding lefthanders hitless while compiling a 0.79 ERA over 11 1/3 innings pitched. Newman isn't a power pitcher and instead relies on a deceptive, herky-jerky pitching motion to fool hitters. Newman throws an upper-80s fastball, a changeup and a sweeping slider.
Future Outlook: Major League or Triple-A Lefty-specialist.
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