Jason Townsend was taken in the 31st round in 2010.
I first saw 2010 31st round pick Jason Townsend in State College at the end of the 2010 season. The right-hander was making one of his final appearances in a year where he would combine for a 3.60 ERA in 20 innings. My recap of Townsend's performance that night was brief.
"Jason Townsend pitched the ninth inning and was wild, throwing 31 pitches in total, and walking the bases loaded. Townsend got out of the inning without allowing a run."
That about summed up the season for Townsend. He ended up with good numbers, but it was a mystery as to how he got there. He walked 5.4 batters per nine innings and had a .313 batting average against, combining for a 1.90 WHIP.
That's about what you'd expect from a 31st round pick. When you...
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