2023 MLB DRAFT: Nathan Dettmer, RHP — Texas A&M

The son of former big league arm, John Dettmer, Nathan Dettmer certainly has the bloodlines to make an impact at the next level. He’s also shown he can do it with what he’s been able to accomplish at the collegiate level as well, going seven scoreless at the 2022 College World Series. Statistically, this year was a tough one, but the upside remains for a team to fall into a relatively polished college arm in the first 200 picks and walk away feeling like they got a steal.

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FSS Event History: Dettmer was seen in three consecutive National Tournaments, pitching for Lights Out in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and memorably facing powerhouse Team Louisiana back in 2018.

Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 191

Joe Doyle on Dettmer:

Dettmer, a hero for Texas A&M in the 2022, is more than a folk hero. A prototype frame, Dettmer can rush the fastball up into the upper-90s with mega sink out of an extremely high slot, but it’s his slider/changeup combo that gets the headlines. The slider is above average-to-plus with two-plane break and considerable depth. The changeup has some fading action that can be effective against lefty bats, although it’s mostly a roll-em-over offering. Dettmer doesn’t yet have the consistency with his pitches to call anything a true weapon, but he’s got the build and clay teams covet when selecting college arms early on day two. If it all clicks, he’s got a shot at possessing two 60-grade weapons in the sinker and slider, with an above average tertiary changeup bringing up the rear.

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