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2013 Indians 6th round pick: RHP Casey Shane

2013 Indians 6th round pick: RHP Casey Shane
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With their 6th round pick in the 2013 Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected right-handed pitcher Casey Shane out of Centennial High School (TX).

Born: 08/23/1995 – Height: 6’4” – Weight: 200 – Bats: Right – Throws: Right

Pre-draft ranks:

Baseball America: 239th
Perfect Game: 223rd 

Tony’s quick take: Shane is a big, strong righty with a good frame. He sits in the upper 80s to low 90s with his fastball and has been up to 94 MPH in the past. He is a sinker-slider pitcher that piles up lots of groundballs, though there are some concerns with his commitment to conditioning and his work ethic. He is set to attend and play for Texas A&M, so the Indians will probably need to be above slot to sign him.

Jeff Ellis: Casey Shane is a player who hurt his own value. He put on weight after last summer and came into the season throwing more mid 80's. He was one of the bigger disappointments in terms of high school arms to start the year.  This is a guy who had touched mid 90's during the summer before. He has the big frame teams like at 6'4", and maybe with a good nutritonist his weight issue would go away. He throws a nice sinker, which fits in line with previous pick Kime. He is an interesting arm, and could be a steal if everything goes well.  It should also be pointed out he is one of the youngest guys in the entire draft.

Press release:

The 6'4', 200-pound right-hander went 5-2 with a 1.60 ERA (9ER/39.1 IP) with 77 strikeouts as oppossed to just 8 walks for the 2013 Centennial Spartans. He held opposing batters to a .143 average against and a .205 OBP. Shane, 17, did not allow a single home run in 39.1 innings as a senior. The Texas A&M commit was recently named to theRawlings All-American First Team.

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User Comments

Nick
June 7, 2013 - 5:31 PM EDT
Major fan of this kid, great pick.
Roger
June 7, 2013 - 4:05 PM EDT
i dont know if it still holds true but when we drafted CC we got an extra year before he went on the 40 man due to signing before he was 18. He didnt need the year but it was there if we had needed it. Not sure if that feature is still in effect but if it is drafting a 17 yr old gives us one extra year in the minors to school him.

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