Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
Tell me more about Mace Thurman...
Mace Thurman is listed at 6'2" 185 lbs., so he's got a little room to fill out. He was drafted out of Baylor in the 19th round, but he signed for about 6th round money. After the draft, he started the season at Billings, where he was lights out and quickly earned a promotion to Dayton. At Dayton, he got roughed up in a few outings, but I think part of that was bad luck resulting from a high BABIP. Overall, though, his numbers across the two leagues were excellent. He had 45 strikeouts to 14 walks in 33.1 innings pitched, and hitters hit just .171 against him. Toward the end of the year, he was pitcher of the week in the Midwest League after he threw seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts, no walks, and two hits allowed. One thing that I found interesting was that the Reds were stretching him out in Dayton. Instead of one-inning outings, he was throwing a lot of three-plus-inning outings. I saw him once at Dayton, and I'm no scout, but it seemed like he threw a quality fastball, changeup, and slider.