Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blazing Hollon

  Kentucky HS righthander Clinton Hollon, the Blue Jays 2nd round choice (47th overall) has been lights out in the Gulf Coast League so far.
  Hollon pitched four scoreless innings yesterday, giving up only 1 hit, while striking out 3 and walking a pair.  In 12 innings over 4 appearances since he made his GCL debut on July 26th, Hollon has yet to give up a run, and has surrendered only a pair of hits.
  Hollon was something of a surprise pick at 47, although most pre-draft rankings had him solidly in the top 100.  Hollon signed for about 40% less that slot value.  Suggestions are that he has UCL issues.  Some scouts felt Hollon is a bit undersized (if you can call a 6'1" kid that) as well.
   Just the same, Hollon has been dominant in his brief time in the GCL, touching 95 with his fastball, and showing nasty bite on his slider.
  It's early in his career, but Hollon has been dominant thus far, and is quickly getting some attention.
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