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Scouting Video: Jack Armstrong, RHP, Vanderbilt (2011 Draft)

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April 8, 2011

Jack Armstrong is a guy I have always liked. Big frame, arm speed, flashes a hard breaking ball and now and then a put-away change-up. A tall body who has battled his mechanics from time to time, Armstrong does something intangible I have always liked. He’s never been a guy to draw attention to himself. Obviously his old man pitched in the big leagues, and obviously,¬†the kid¬†throws hard. But more than once, I’ve caught this guy running poles or lifting or riding the bike at 4 pm in Wareham when nobody is watching. I like talented players who don’t feel the need to seek the limelight, so long as they compete between the lines. For these reasons, I think Armstrong is going to be a guy with the ability to routinely haul 200 innings and win you close to 15 games or so year in and year out. If that’s not a first-round right-hander, beats me what the heck is.

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