Thomas Saffell

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 10 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) RHP  OF
Ht/Wt 6-1, 175 lb
B/T R/R
School  Westerville Central
Hometown  Westerville, OH USA
Summer Team  Columbus Cobras
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
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OH State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
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GPA
2.8
SAT
--
ACT
--
College(s) interested in
Ohio State 
Cincinnati 
Dayton 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
9/30/2006
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2006 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 30, 2006
PG Grade: 7.5
Thomas Saffell is a 2007 RHP/OF with a 6'1'', 175 lb. frame from Westerville OH, who attends Westerville Central HS. He has a good athletic frame and some present strength. Saffell has a long arm action in back and a big leg swing delivery to offset it out front. He stays tall during his delivery and keeps his balance and a good downhill angle to the plate. Saffell's best pitch was a 74 mph curveball that had a deep, sharp bite and was filthy at times. He did a good job of throwing strikes with his curveball and pretty much dominated right handed hitters whenever he wanted to with the pitch. He'll get outs at the next level with just his curveball if he wants to. Saffell did seem a bit hesitant to throw the pitch to left handed hitters, though. His fastball was 81-83 mph and pretty straight and he had an idea how to use his fastball to set up his curveball. We didn't see a change up.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
9/30/2006
49.82% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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