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June 22, 2011

White Sox sign 9th round draft pick LHP Matt Lane

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 22, 2011 1:45 pm
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Baseball America’s draft database reports 9th round draft pick LHP Matt Lane (one entry before the last) from Northwest Florida State College (JuCo) has signed with the Sox.

Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6’05″
Weight: 195
Born: 1990-08-11
Hometown: Marrieta, GA
Class:  J2

Here are a couple scouting reports. Baseball America:

Lane is a Georgia prep product who started his college career at Mississippi State. After pitching 12 innings in 2010 and posting a 5.25 ERA, he transferred to Northwest Florida State, where he got a chance to start and took full advantage, going 8-5, 2.18 in 99 innings. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Lane has room to fill out and added some velocity this season, bumping 90-91 on occasion and pitching consistently in the upper 80s at season’s end from a high arm slot. He throws a solid curveball and changeup at his best but can be inconsistent with his secondary stuff when he loses his slot. He’s committed to Tulane.

Perfectgame.org (2008):

Matt Lane is a 2009 LHP with a 6’4”, 175 lb. frame from Marietta, GA who attends Pope. Tall lean build, body projects very well on the mound, OH arm slot, long arm action, occasional life to fastball, big downer curveball, tight spin on curveball, around the plate, has feel for pitching, raw with big upside, lots of ability to work with.

Perfectgame.org has 2 more scouting reports.

And here are his College Stats:

Year ERA W L GP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR TBF B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2011 2.17 8 5 17 14 4 3 0 0 99.1 79 37 24 34 92 14 0 3 417 0.219 4 8 0 5 9

and from Mississippi State:

Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2010 5.25 0-0 9-1 0 0/0 0 12.0 13 11 7 12 9 6 1 1 46 .283 4 0 0 0 1
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