The Cleveland Indians finish up day one of the 2015 MLB Draft with a third pitcher, by making left-handed Juan Hillman out of Olympia High School their final pick of the night. The 18-year-old is reported to have a low-90s fastball and good offspeed pitches -- a curveball and a changeup. He is said to be very athletic on the mound and shows advanced command of all his pitches. Hillman is committed to the University of Central Florida.
In his varsity career, Hillman struck out a total of 156 batters in 116 innings pitched and won 18 games over his two years playing for Olympia. He was a 1st Team All-American member of the 2015 Perfect Game team and an All Region 1st Team member for Florida.
Hillman moved in with his godfather, former MLB pitcher Tom Gordon, prior to his sophomore year of high school. The former pitcher has had a "major impact" on Hillman, according to a report from a local Florida website. One aspect of his game that he's been working on, according to that same report, is holding base runners.
The slot value for the #58 pick is $1,041,900, so look for the Indians to sign HIllman at or below that total.
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