Riley Ferrell

Position: RHRP
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lancaster JetHwaks
Age: 22
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 3rd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU)

Prospect Spotlight

A third-rounder out of TCU taken in the 2015 draft, Ferrell is a big-bodied reliever with power stuff that can project at the back-end of the bullpen. His fastball was 92-to-98 mph on Tuesday with a power 12-to-6 curveball at 78-to-81 mph. He located both offerings in his one inning of work, pounding the fastball down in the strike zone and going up the ladder for put-away. Ferrell was erratic in his first taste of pro ball last year, but he has shown better command thus far in 2016. Houston is looking for him to build off of his solid start. — Dave DeFreitas