Round 31, Pick 937
Name: Ryan Selmer
Age: 23 (5/20/94)
HT/WT: 6’8″, 220 lbs
Present: Selmer’s ability to get ground balls makes him a very appealing bullpen arm, and he has demonstrated his versatility, as a guy who has the stamina to pitch multiple innings. The ground balls are a product of his low arm angle, which makes the ball dip down and in on a right handed batter. While he doesn’t throw as hard as his height suggests, a low 90s fastball with movement is better than a straight fastball at 96. Selmer isn’t a guy who has scouts flocking to the stadium, but I think his size is an intangible that will convince a team to take a flyer on him in the later rounds, and hope that they can help him develop more strikeout stuff, or turn him into the more prototypical hard throwing right hander.
Lewis: Selmer is every bit of the listed 6’8’’ frame, and has plenty of room to fill out his currently lanky frame, which certainly should have scouts salivating. Selmer’s mechanics are a bit unorthodox, he does not really utilize his lower body in his delivery, and still manages to throw 88-91 from a cross-fire delivery with solid command living at the knees for the most part. He screams a mechanical overhaul and work in progress, but his frame, ability to command the zone, and present velocity should inspire professional teams to give this kid a look.
— Jon Lewis (@j32lewis) June 14, 2017
VERY Interesting arm, and a possible fast starter. Definitely sign able.
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