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Thorpe, Lewis

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Thorpe, Lewis

Team: Chattanooga Lookouts
Pos: SP
Bats: R
Throws: L
DoB: 1995-11-23
2016: A-
2015: A-
Acquired: I-FA
Acquisition Details: 2012-07-12
Bonus: $500,000
Agent: One Management
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Notes: 2015-04-15: Surgery, UCL (Tommy John)
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: hen he signed as a 16-year-old, he was very thin. Within about a year, he grew an inch and added 25 to 30 pounds. He also went from throwing 86-88 mph to throwing 92-94 mph, even hitting 95 at times. He has a very good changeup that can be very effective, especially when spotted down in the zone. His curveball is a terrific pitch, though over time it will need to continue getting more sharp. Thorpe knows the game of baseball, and he knows what he needs to do on the mound. He is a good athlete and covers his position well. He has a maturity and a confidence that should help him as he returns from Tommy John surgery.
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