Volz has been expected to be one of the top prospects available for the 2009 draft for several years now as he was part of a talented Baylor recruiting class a few years ago that includes Aaron Miller, Dustin Dickerson, Raynor Campbell and Shawn Tolleson. A strong and powerfully built righty listed at 6'5", 225 pounds, Volz is built like a linebacker with thick proportions and a strong lower half. His size allows him to pump his fastball consistently in the 90-93 range and he can touch the mid-90s, especially when used in shorter outings. He also throws a power breaking ball, somewhat in between a curve and a slider, that he's able to change the velocity in order to either drop it in the zone or bury it in the dirt. His mechanics aren't perfect, as he throws a little across his body and there's effort to his delivery. He may be better suited to a relief role, where he excelled serving at Team USA's closer, recording 8 saves and not giving up an earned run in 13 appearances, during the summer of 2008. While he does throw a changeup, his fastball and slurve are his best offerings, which may further suggest a permanent move to the bullpen.
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