Scouting Shawn Teufel

Liberty left-handed pitcher Shawn Teufel was drafted by the Tigers in the 25th round of the 2010 MLB draft.  He had an excellent season for Liberty, posting a 2.44 ERA in 100.1 innings pitched, while striking out 92.

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The son of former major leaguer Tim Teufel, Shawn began his college career as an infielder.  After struggling for two seasons and sitting out the next with an injury, Teufel asked Liberty head coach Jim Toman if he could try his hand at pitching.  The decision turned out to be an excellent one for both Teufel’s career and Liberty baseball, as Teufel would earn back to back first team all-conference honors as a pitcher in 2009 and 2010.

Liberty pitching coach Garrett Quinn says Teufel has good command of a four-pitch arsenal that includes a fastball, curveball, changeup and cutter.  His fastball sits in the high 80s and touches 90 mph and he throws a two-seamer that has some run and sink.

Teufel has a durable 6-foot-3, 215 pound frame and Quinn says he projects as a starting pitcher in pro ball.  As a former infielder, he has good athleticism and fields his position very well.

Teufel will be 24-years-old in July and appears to be maxed out physically, so he will have to rely on his command and pitchability to make up for his lack of fastball velocity.

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