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A scout's take -- Garrett Olson, Orioles' 23-year-old left-hander

Pitches -- His fastball is average. He'll throw 87 to 92 [mph]. He pitches at about 88, 89. He has a slider/slurve in-between thing that he throws for strikes and a changeup when he needs it, but he doesn't use it very often.

Ability -- He has average life [movement] on his pitches. He's a quick worker and he throws strikes, no matter what he did [Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox]. He threw strikes in the minors.

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Ceiling -- He translates to a solid bullpen guy or a fourth or fifth starter in the majors. There are clubs that are going to like him more; left-handers often play a little higher.


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