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Jordan Zimmermann (Wisconsin-Stevens Point)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Jordan Zimmermann
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Wisconsin-Stevens Point
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:200 lbs.
Report Date(s):05/04/07
Game(s):Wisconsin-La Crosse

Focus Area
Fastball:The overall fastball package is a plus, touching 94 and sitting comfortably at 91-92 mph.
Curve:His curve projects to be a future average pitch.
Changeup:The change is also projectable as an average pitch.
Slider:Once again, he has one that is below average now, but there's projection to it.
Poise:Zimmermann showed some toughness by coming back from a broken jaw fairly quickly.
Physical Description:He's got a Paul Byrd type of build with a Ben Sheets-like lower body.
Medical Update:He suffered a broken jaw from a line drive earlier in the year, but he returned to form fairly quickly.
Strengths:The arm strength. The plus velocity is intriguing.
Weaknesses:Everything else is just a projection.
Summary:Zimmermann has some intriguing arm strength with an above-average fastball, but his other offerings are well behind. There is projection to all of his offerings and the team who believes the projection the most will take a chance on Zimmermann. He could become a good back-end-of-the-rotation type down the road.