Thursday, May 16, 2013

C.J. Edwards (RHP, Tex)

C.J. Edwards, RHP, Texas Rangers
Bats: R Throws: R HT: 6-2 WT: 155 DOB: September 3, 1991

Hickory Crawdads
Class A South Atlantic League

Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mid-Carolina HS (Prosperity, SC), Edwards has a Bowman Chrome auto from the new 2013 Bowman set that goes for less than $10.
So far, Edwards has dominated (as you can see below), and was the Rangers Minor League Pitcher of the Month in April. 

Listed at only 155 lbs, Edwards throws 94-96 mph, and reminds me a bit of Pedro Martinez and Carlos Martinez because of the amazing velocity their slight frames are able to produce.  Adding to that he has quickly developed a plus changeup that sits in the low 80's with fade action.

Since I first started buying Edwards autos, I have noticed a very nice upward trend in price and demand and I have faith it'll continue.

Eye-Popping Trends:
  • Has struck out more batters than hits and walks combined
  • In 108.1 IP - has yet to allow a HR
  • His FIP is even lower than his ERA
  • Over 12 K / 9 IP vs. Right Handed Batters
  • 2.08 ground outs / fly outs ratio against Left Handed Batters

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