Hunter Cervenka Pitcher

     
 

Born: January 3, 1990
Baytown, TX
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 27th round, 2008
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Sterling HS (TX)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Traded to Chicago (NL) with Michael Bowden for Marlon Byrd

Scouting Report
: Projectable lefty from Texas. Throws from a 3/4 arm slot. Slow and deliberate delivery from both the wind-up and the stretch. Fastball sits 90-92 mph and can top out at 94 mph in short bursts. Tends to be on the straight side. Also throws a cut fastball, along with a curveball and a changeup. Cutter is his best pitch, operating in the mid-80s with late break. Can leave it in the middle of the plate in stretches. 76-79 mph curveball shows tight, deep break at times, but is inconsistent with producing hard snap. Typically wraps his hand around the ball. Low-80s changeup is a below-average pitch that often floats to the plate, with little deception. Struggles with keeping his control and command consistent due to wavering release point. Body has also lost athleticism and shape with age. Needs considerable improvement to be effective in full-season baseball.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2008 Sterling --- HS --- 18 9 2 0.818 2.87 --- --- --- --- --- 61.0 --- --- --- --- --- 112 ---
  2009 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 2 2 0.500 4.84 11 5 1 0 0 22.1 16 14 12 0 26 18 0.69
  2010 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 20 2 4 0.333 3.59 14 13 0 0 0 62.2 53 35 25 2 42 55 1.31
  2011 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 2 8 0.200 6.84 15 5 0 0 1 52.2 51 46 40 5 40 51 1.28
  2011 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 0 2 0.000 10.80 7 0 0 0 0 20.0 22 24 24 2 18 18 1.00
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 0 3 0.000 8.03 9 0 0 0 0 15.2 15 17 14 1 12 24 2.00
  2012 Peoria MWL A ChC 22 3 0 1.000 2.54 15 0 0 0 1 28.1 23 13 8 1 10 28 2.80
  2012 Daytona FSL A+ ChC 22 0 0 --- 3.86 11 0 0 0 0 18.2 21 10 8 2 11 19 1.73
  2013 Daytona FSL A+ ChC 23 1 0 1.000  2.91 11 0 0 0 5 21.2 13 8 7 0 15 21 1.40
  2013 Tennessee Sou AA ChC 23 5 1 0.833 3.05 30 0 0 0 1 38.1 29 14 13 1 20 33 1.65
  2014 Tennessee Sou AA ChC 24 4 4 0.500 3.79 48 0 0 0 1 61.7 44 28 26 1 31 65 2.10
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Ser-ven-kuh
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2008 by John Booher
Signing Bonus: $350,000
MiLB Debut: June 27, 2009 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
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  Awards
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SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 15-21, 2011)

 

  

 
 

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