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C.K. Irby

RHP | TwinsMIN
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C.K. Irby
Name: Charles Kenneth Irby
Born: May 6, 1992 in Florence, AL
High School: Mars Hill Bible HS, Florence, Ala.
Four-Year College: Samford
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
Career 118.2 2.58 1.26 4.25 11.45
Drafted in the 10th round (290th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2013 (signed for $138,400)
Irby helped Samford reach regionals in 2012 as a closer (10 saves, 2.06 ERA) and has contributed as a two-way player throughout his career, hitting at a .384 clip with eight home runs entering the season's last regular-season weekend while spending most of his time at first or third base. Scouts like him on the mound and prefer him in a bullpen role, which made it difficult to evaluate the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder this season. The loss of three senior starters from 2012 forced Irby into the weekend rotation this spring, and his velocity has settled into the 87-90 mph range. In the past he hit 95 and sat 89-93 as a reliever, throwing enough strikes with his fastball to set up his plus curve. He has averaged nearly a strikeout per inning over more than 150 career innings and has a good feel for his breaking ball. Irby has a max-effort approach to the game, and hitting and pitching has taken a lot out of him this spring. A fresh Irby could move quickly as a future middle reliever.
Career Statistics
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