A Scout's Take

Toronto Blue Jays' 25-year-old Closer Jeremy Accardo

August 19, 2007

Strengths -- He throws his fastball at 95, 96 [mph]. His splitter is his put-away pitch. That's what he goes to. He's very aggressive. He comes right at you.

Weaknesses -- He is a guy, you can sit on his fastball, but you've got to get past his splitter. He can be a deep-count pitcher. He doesn't always get ahead, and he can get that fastball up in the zone with no movement.

Overall -- Everything for him is predicated on his command. If he throws strikes and pitches ahead, he is tough.

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