SP, Texas Christian University
Born: July 17, 1990
Height: 6' 3"
Advisor: Peter Vescovo
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Purke was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2009 draft, but decided to go to college and re-enter the draft in 2011 as a draft eligible sophomore. The 6’ 3”, 180 pound left hander put up a 3.02 ERA in 116.1 innings during his first year in college ball in 2010, with an 11.0 K/9 and a 2.6 BB/9 ratio. He throws a 92-95 MPH fastball, and a hard slider which was rated as one of the best in the 2009 prep class.
If Anthony Rendon isn’t an option for the Pirates, and it’s hard to imagine he wouldn’t be ...
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