Position(s): LH Starting Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Modesto (A+)
Age on April 1st: 22
Born: July 20, 1984 in Adel, Georgia
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 215
Bats: R | Throws: L
Drafted: 4th Round, 2005 | How Acquired: Draft
College: Georgia College & State University | High School: Cook (GA)
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following 2008 season.
Other: -2006 South Atlantic League All-Star
Scouting Report / Bio: A rare hard-throwing southpaw, Durden is an intriguing prospect who may be destined for a relief role down the line. Durden's fastball tops out in the mid-90s, but he typically has better control when throwing at lower speeds. He gets a sharp break on his slider and curveball, which are both considered quality out-pitches. He's very raw and needs further refinement at lower levels.
Future Outlook: Might be best suited for the bullpen, but will remain a starter for now.
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