The Book on JR Graham
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
JR Graham / RHP, ATL
Livermore, CA, USA
43 | 3/2/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (12/7/2013): #44
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #87
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #85
Baseball America 2013: #93
Baseball Prospectus: #63
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
You know what the Atlanta Braves really need? More overpowering pitchers with electric stuff. No, wait, actually, they already have more of those than they know what to do with. No matter, JR Graham is exactly that kind of righthanded prospect, and he won't let a niggling thing like a logjam stop his 100mph sizzler.
A fourth round pick who has already surpassed the expectations of most scouts (you clever, clever Braves, you) Graham mixes his nasty fastball with a diving slider and a proto-cutter that he's still struggling to keep down and under control, but he's in exactly the right system to learn that. Still young, he probably won't be an MLB factor as an every-fifth-day starter for another couple of seasons, but if he stays healthy, he could be a quicker bullpen phenom in Atlanta. He's certainly got the stuff.
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