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Scouting Report: RHP John Holdzkom

Holdzkom admits he showed up out of shape

The New York Mets drafted towering right-handed hurler John Holdzkom, 6-foot-8, in the fourth round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Salt Lake Community College. Armed with a fastball in the upper-90's in his amateur days, his professional debut didn't go as well as the Mets would have liked but he still has one of the better fastballs in the organization. Here's a scouting report on John Holdzkom.

Vital Statistics: Name: John Holdzkom Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: October 19, 1987 Height: 6'8" Weight: 275 Bats: Right Throws: Right "The talent level is what I expected," Holdzkom said of his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League. "I think I was my own worst enemy. In the beginning of the season I wasn't concentrating as much as I should have. Sometimes I was too analytical on...

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