Jess Todd (Tony Farlow)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Jess Todd
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:University of Arkansas
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:210 lbs.
Report Date(s):05/04/07

Focus Area
Fastball:Todd has a strong average fastball that he throws anywhere from 89 to 94 mph.
Changeup:Todd's changeup is a below-average offering.
Slider:He throws an average slider.
Control:Todd has above-average command, especially of his fastball and changeup.
Poise:He has excellent makeup.
Physical Description:Todd is a bit undersized and draws comparisons in body type to Fernando Rodney.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Above-average command and good fastball.
Weaknesses:Secondary offerings are not as consistent as the fastball.
Summary:While Arkansas Friday starter Nick Schmidt gets more of the attention, Todd has done a nice job, first as a reliever and now as the Saturday starter. With a good fastball, an average slider and excellent command, he might best be suited to a bullpen role at the next level. If he can bring the changeup up to snuff, he could get a look as a starter.