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Steele, Keaton

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Steele, Keaton

Team: Former Players
Pos: RP
Bats: R
Throws: R
DoB: 1991-10-30
2016: A+
2015: A-
Acquired: Draft
Acquisition Details: 2014 8th Rd
Bonus: $115,000
Hometown: St. Joseph, MO (Missouri)
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: A Missouri native, Steele went to Iowa Western Community College after high school. In 2012, he hit .436/.476/.700 (1.176) with 12 doubles, four triples and three homers. He also struck out 14 in 9.2 innings on the mound. The Rays took him in the 29th round. He went to the University of Missouri where he continued to play both ways. He hit .276 with five homers, but he pitched to a 2.83 ERA over 63.2 innings. He was drafted in the 40th round by the Royals. As a junior, he only hit in 10 games. He went 0-8 on the mound despite a 3.07 ERA. The Twins took him in the 8th round. He signed and went to Elizabethton where he had a 2.93 ERA in 30.2 innings. At 6-3 and 225 pounds, he has good strength. He has a fastball that sits 90-93, but can touch 95 at times. His low-80s slider can miss bats. If he’ll start, he’ll need a third pitch. He does get a lot of ground balls.
TD Top 20:
2017: released spring training 2018.