Position(s): RH Starting Pitcher
Projected 2007 Team: Modesto (A+) or Tulsa (AA)
Age on April 1st: 26
Born: June 24, 1980 in Upland, California
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 175
Bats: R | Throws: R
Drafted: N/A | How Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent (January, 2004)
College: Pepperdine University | High School:
Contract Notes: Currently Rule 5 eligible.
Other: -Was a position player from 2002-2005.
Scouting Report / Bio: After spending four seasons as a utility infielder, Ferrer was converted to a pitcher in 2006. His first season as a pitcher was a successful one, as he posted a 1.54 ERA over 34 innings pitched. Ferrer has developed an impressive knuckleball and his success relies solely on how well he can throw the difficult pitch. Ferrer also occasionally mixes in a high-70s cut fastball and a slider. He is the first knuckleballer to pitch in the Rockies system and has consulted with legendary knuckleballer Charlie Hough.
Future Outlook: Knuckleballers are very unique and unpredictable. Ferrer could eventually develop into a serviceable back-of-the-rotation starter or swingman at higher levels.
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