Position(s): RH Starting Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Modesto (A+) or Tulsa (AA)
Age on April 1st: 23
Born: July 2, 1983
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 150
Bats: R | Throws: R
Drafted: N/A | How Acquired: Signed as an non-drafted free agent (March, 2003)
College: N/A | High School: Liceo Gaston (DR)
Contract Notes: Rule 5 eligible following the 2007 season.
Other: - Named 2004 Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year by Baseball America.
-2004 Pioneer League All-Star
Scouting Report / Bio: Control, control, control. Sammy the Bull must learn control. Deduno led the California league with 92 walks and led the minors with 34 wild pitches. Deduno's control seemed to completely abandon him during the 2nd half of 2006. He features a 91-92 mph fastball with considerable sinking action. His best pitch is a power curveball and has been working on a change-up. Because of his control issues, strikeout rates and the lack of a 3rd pitch, Deduno is probably best suited for the bullpen
Future Outlook: Late-inning reliever at higher levels.
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