2014 Indians 32nd round pick: LHP Jared West
With their 32nd round pick in the 2014 Draft the Cleveland Indians have selected left-handed pitcher Jared West out of Houson (TX).
Born: 6/8/1993 – Height: 6’6” – Weight: 220 – Bats: Right – Throws: Left
Baseball America: 455
Jeff Ellis: Jared West is another unsignable pick. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 39th round out of high school in 2012. This makes him a draft eligible sophomore and since he is a consensus top 500 talent I would be shocked if the Indians signed him. West is a big lefty at 6’6” and his brother Sean was a former first round pick by the Marlins who made it to the majors in 2009. Jared is the small one though as his brother Sean is 6’8”. If Jared was more consistent he could have gone in the top five rounds. He has a very live fastball which can sit in the lower 90’s but it has also been reported at times this year in the mid 80’s. This year he made 10 starts and four appearances out of the pen and only pitched in 49.2 innings, which means he averaged well under five innings a start. He struck out 39 and had an ERA of 2.90 with 18 walks. The size and stuff could make him a middle of the rotation starter but he needs to become more consistent which will be his goal next year with Houston sadly instead of with the Indians.