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MLB Draft 2012: Cleveland Indians Select RHP Kieran Lovegrove With Pick No. 110

After selecting right-handed pitcher Mitchell Brown with the No. 79 overall pick in the second day of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Cleveland Indians decided to select another right-handed pitcher when the team took Kieran Lovegrove with the No. 110 overall pick. Lovegrove is a six-foot-four, 185 pound high school player from Mission Viejo, High School and possesses a mid-90s fastball but is largely considered a project player.

Here is his scouting profile from

This SoCal right-hander has great upside but has been inconsistent throughout his career. His delivery has a short stride and relies mostly on arm action, but he is able to consistently throw his fastball from 90-94 mph. His slider, although inconsistent, has a chance to be a strikeout pitch. His changeup has the chance to be an average pitch but can help complement his fastball and slider if they aren't being commanded well. Lovegrove also has the ability to add muscle to his lean frame, which could mean added velocity. A team that thinks that it could smooth out his mechanics will take a chance on him and could end up getting great value.

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