Lone Star Dugout Video: Connor Sadzeck

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Although right-hander Connor Sadzeck struggled with his command and control at short-season Spokane last summer, he flashed big velocity and the ability to spin a breaking ball. Lone Star Dugout has free scouting video of the hard-throwing 21-year-old prospect from fall instructional league.

Right-hander Connor Sadzeck recently ranked at number 31 on Lone Star Dugout's Texas Rangers Top 50 Prospects list entering the 2013 season. Here's his brief scouting report from the linked story:

The 6-foot-5 Sadzeck has some of the best raw stuff in the Rangers' system; he's also yet to fully harness it, walking 47 batters in 62 innings with Spokane last summer. Sadzeck's power fastball consistently reaches the upper-90s in short bursts and sits around 92-94 mph in starts. His upper-70s, low-80s curveball is a true plus hammer when he gets on top, and his changeup has its moments, as well. Likely profiling as a reliever, the 21-year-old had issues commanding all three of his offerings with much consistency last season, but he has the tools to become an impact arm.

A similar breakdown of all the Rangers' top 50 prospects can be found at the story linked above.

A product of the junior college ranks' Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, Sadzeck was selected by Texas in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He signed for a well above-slot $350,000 bonus, steering him away from a letter of intent with the University of Texas.

The Illinois native, who turned 21 in October, pitched last summer at short-season Spokane after beginning the year in extended spring training. With the Indians, Sadzeck posted a 4.06 ERA in 15 starts. Over 62 innings, he yielded 44 hits, walked 47, and struck out 58.

The following video comes from a fall instructional league relief appearance against the L.A. Dodgers' instructs club on September 28, 2012.

Connor Sadzeck at Fall Instructional League: 9/28/2012 (best viewed in full screen and HD).

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