Chris Withrow

HS Grad 2007
Age 29 and 1 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 2 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-3, 185 lb
School  Midland Christian
Hometown  Odessa, TX USA
Summer Team  Bandits
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Dodgers Jun 12, 2013
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Dodgers in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 2nd Team All-American (Texas - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP
Created lots of interest with 93 mph fastball in Arkansas, life and good command. He's for real.
TX State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 9.5
Chris Withrow is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Midland Christian HS, residing in Odessa, TX. He has a strong, powerful build on his 6'3" 185 lb. frame, that still has some room to grow. He has a very good athletic pitcher's build. With raw stuff and a repertoire that was pretty complete, Withrow was ranked #34 among the PG National Top 85 pitchers. Withrow has an easy 88-92 mph fastball that came out of his high 3/4 slot. With an easy and fairly short arm action, his fastball can be classified as sneaky due to the excellent extension he gets with his arm on the front side of his delivery. Withrow did a nice job of repeating that delivery, demonstrating his athleticism on the mound. His arm stroke and arm speed are both very good, suggesting a bit more velocity in the coming years, perhaps 3-4 more mph. Even if he doesn't gain much more, he showed the ability to pitch to all parts of the strike zone with the fastball and on the arm side showed late life and good sink. His secondary pitches were a 73-75 mph breaking ball that he used well, changing its shape from traditional curveball to a slurvy two plane breaker. That pitch had good spin on it and can be an out pitch as he showed the ability to throw quality strikes with it. Withrow also showed good feel of his 81 mph change-up. He was aggressive to the zone with everything and at times may have thrown too many strikes. In time he will learn to go out of the zone when he wants or needs to. Withrow is a top end D1 caliber pitcher and should also get strong draft consideration this spring.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.40% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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