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Brad Mills (University of Arizona)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Brad Mills
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:University of Arizona
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:03/05/85
Height:6'0"
Weight:185 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):03/31/07
Game(s):Oregon State
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Comments
Fastball:Mills can throw his fastball up to 90-91 mph and sits comfortably at 86-87 mph. It is an average pitch at times.
FB Movement:Mills has some typical left-handed tail on his fastball, but no sink. There's some life, but he throws it up in the zone.
Curve:Mills' best pitch, it's a plus breaking ball that serves as an out pitch.
Changeup:Mills has an above-average changeup as well.
Control:Mills has trouble commanding his fastball. He throws it up in the zone, which he can get away with because of his breaking stuff. But the lack of command leads to a high pitch count, which leads to shorter outings.
Poise:The one advantage to poor command is showing you have the ability to pitch out of trouble. Mills has shown the ability to make a big pitch when he needs to.
Physical Description:Big, strong, durable, he looks like a workhorse.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Mills' best weapons are a plus curve and a very good changeup.
Weaknesses:His lack of fastball command keeps him from pitching deep into games.
Summary:Mills was a 22nd round draft pick by the Toronto Blue Jays a year ago, but turned down their offer to return for a senior season. He has the chance to be a starter with an average fastball and above-average curve and changeup. He'd be considered much more highly if he had exhibited more consistent fastball command. At the very least, he could be an effective lefty bullpen type.