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Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Draft Focus: Andrew Thurman
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Andrew Thurman Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-3
Weight:  205
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Dec. 10, 1991
College:  UC Irvine
Hometown:  Orange, Calif.
Previously Drafted:  Never drafted
Projected Draft Round:  1S-2

Andrew Thurman is a prime example of why scouts develop a scouting report on the basis of multiple viewings over a long period of time. One outing doesn’t always cut it when it comes to evaluating a starting pitcher, and in Thurman’s case you’d come away with two very different opinions if you scouted him early last summer as opposed to later in the summer. Also, by showing your best stuff over 120 innings into a combined spring and summer season, you’re also saying a lot about future durability as a professional starting pitcher. And, that was story of the UC Irvine right-hander in the summer of 2012 – the more he pitched the more he impressed.

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