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Scouting Video: Tom Windle, LHP, Minnesota (2013 Draft)

February 14, 2013

Tom Windle is a guy I saw once and really liked quite a bit.

The video reminds me of early Barry Zito from the USC days — working hard to stay closed, hiding the ball along the side of the body, working hard to come over the top and pull down on the breaking ball. Old timers will recall the old “Pull Down on the lamp shape” lesson, and that’s what this guy is working on in this video. There was a lot to like scouting-wise with Windle, long, lean and loose, enough velocity, enough breaking ball and enough change-up to get that hitter off on that front foot. In this video from Windle’s freshman year he has some delivery inconsistencies to clean up, but you see flashes of what he’s going to look like in the big leagues.


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