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Indians keep up pitching trend with Brady pick

Indians keep up pitching trend with Brady pick

Indians keep up pitching trend with Brady pick

Sean Brady, a left-hander out of Ida Baker H.S. (Fla.), is among the top Florida high school pitchers in this year's Draft class. He is polished for a high schooler and has the potential for three Major League-average pitches. The Indians selected him 141st overall, in the fifth round.

Brady's fastball sits in the upper-80s to low-90s, and he mixes it with a curveball and changeup, both of which have shown promise. He has a clean delivery and a good feel for his whole arsenal.


"Really good feel to pitch," said Brad Grant, the Indians' director of amateur scouting. "He's got an 86-90-[mph] fastball, he has a really good feel for the curveball -- plus-curveball at times -- an average changeup and a really good strike-thrower. A polished, advanced high school guy with a really good delivery."

As a senior at Ida Baker, Brady compiled a 0.68 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings. He finished the year with a 7-1 record.

Brady turns 19 on Sunday, meaning he will be eligible again in two years if he chooses to uphold his commitment and play for Florida. He committed to the Gators as a sophomore and signed his letter of intent during the early signing period in November.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.