Neverauskas can touch 94 MPH with his fastball.
Back in Spring Training, Dovydas Neverauskas was a big surprise to myself, and Wilbur Miller, due to his velocity, which was in the low-90s, reaching 94 MPH. The reason for the surprise is that Neverauskas, who is 18 years old, was signed out of Lithuania in July 2009, a place that isn't known for producing baseball prospects. I asked Pirates pitching coordinator Jim Benedict about the 6' 3", 170 pound right hander, after seeing him pitch:
I was watching Dovydas Neverauskas, who is from a unique place that doesn’t produce many baseball players, and he was in the lower 90s, 91-94 range. Is he for real?
He’s a prospect. He’s got long arms, a big body. Gonna grow more. Gonna be a huge man. He’s been exposed to a lot of international bas...
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