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Bard, Luke

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Bard, Luke

Team: Rochester Red Wings
Pos: RP
Bats: R
Throws: R
DoB: 1990-11-13
2016: AA
2015: A
Acquired: Draft
Acquisition Details: 2012 1st Rd
Bonus: $1,230,000
Agent: SFX
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Notes: 2014-05-15: Surgery (latisimus reattachment and a teres major reattachment)
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: Injuries have certainly hurt Bard through much of his pro career, but when he is healthy, he can be a very good relief pitcher. He has a fastball that reaches into the upper-90s, with movement. He also has a very good slider. He should be able to miss some bats and get a lot of ground balls. His brother, Daniel, was a first-round pick and spent parts of five seasons with the Red Sox. His father was a catcher in the minor leagues for five years. He has the makeup to overcome the injuries he has and the work ethic to get to the big leagues.
TD Top 20:
2017: Rule 5 pick, December 2017, by the Angels. Made team. DFAd in mid-April. Returned to Twins.