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Dodgers Prospect Watch Brett de Geus

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  • Name: Brett de GeusVitals: Relief pitcher. Andy Pettitte Jersey 6' 2', 190. Age 22. Bats right, throws right. From Pleasanton, CA.How acquired: Taken in the 33rd round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft, out of Cabrillo College.Potential date for major league debut: 2022.Highest level of play: 2019 High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.Spring Training stats: 6 G, 6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ks, 2.70 ERA, 1.500 WHIP.(subscription required): T th Dodgers might have found a late-round gem in 6-foot-2 righthander Brett de Geusput up eye-catching numbers in 2019 and was chosen for the Arizona Fall League's all-star game in Octoberlegit Adam Lind Jersey three-pitch mix with a fastball in the mid-to-upper 90s, a cut fastball that looks a lot like a slider and a curveballgood control -- walked 1.9 per nine innings during the 2019 season -- and an understanding of pitching advanced for his age and experiencebat-mi singability to induce ground balls and strike-throwingthree-pitch mix where all play above-averageable to execute them all and work them off each otheropportunity to move faster than most because the execution is so good."Scroll to ContinueComment: Ranked 29th among Dodgers prospects by, de Geus played one season of JC-ball at Cabrillo College (2016-17, Aptos, CA), going 9-3, with a 1.94 ERA, 93 strikeouts in 102 innings over 16 appearances and 14 starts.Following the 2018 draft, he reported to the Dodgers short-season Odgen Raptors, struggling to a 7.26 ERA, 1.694 WHIP, 58 Ks in 62 IP Alex Rodriguez Jersey over 15 games and 14 starts.With a blank slate and a full-time switch to the bullpen last year, de Geus was a completely different pitcher. Beginning the 2019 season at the Low-A Great Lakes Loons, the right-handerfinished games in 11 of his 19 appearances, sporting a 2.35 and 0.750, with 36 strikeouts in 30 2/3.Promoted to Rancho Cucamonga and with an almost identical workload (31 innings, 20 games, 15 finishes),de Geus improved his ERA to a glittering 1.16, with a 1.129 WHIP and 36 strikeouts.The Dodgers rewarded the 22-year-old with a slot in the Arizona Fall League, where he Mariano Rivera Jersey was e sentially unhittable: 8 G, 9 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 11 Ks, 0.00 and 0.429.The invite to 2020 Spring Training was further reward for de Geus, and minus the COVID-19 pandemic Joe DiMaggio Jersey and likely cancelling of a minor league season, he was headed to a full season to progre s at least as far as the AA-Tulsa Drillers, and perhaps even to the AAA-Oklahoma City Dodgers. Stay tuned, Dodgers fans.And remember, glove conquers all.Photo credit: Jacob Amaya, by Gail Verderico. Follow her on or at .
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