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Scouting Jays' Prospect #8: Casey Janssen

Janssen had a breakout year in 2005

Casey Janssen was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth round of the 2004 First Year Player Draft, and surprised many talent evaluators with his performance in 2005. The UCLA product made a name for himself with his incredible season, and has made a believer out of many scouts in the game. Not only does Janssen have five pitches in his repertoire, but he can throw all of them for strikes, and in any count.

Vital Statistics: Name: Casey Janssen Position: Pitcher DOB: September 17, 1981 Height: 6'4 Weight: 205 Bats: Right Throws: Right Casey Janssen has a chip on his shoulder and has been pitching with it for the entire 2005 season. The UCLA product was selected in the fifth round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft by the Blue Jays, but scouts hardly treated him like a fifth round...

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