St. Louis Cardinals hard-throwing pitching prospect Gordon Graceffo, who is no stranger to hitting 99 MPH on the radar gun believes he has what it takes to impact St. Louis, per Cardinals’ beat writer John Denton.
“If I perform similar to how I did last year, I think I have a real shot at starting with the big league team,” said Graceffo. “Regardless of where I start, they’re going to put me in the best spot, and I’ll make the best of it.”
The 22 year-old Graceffo could realistically profile as a starting or relief arm. His velocity would make him a valuable weapon out of the bullpen. It also may speed up his MLB timeline.
“In Double-A, those are legit hitters and guys who will make it in the big leagues, and once I figured that level out, everything clicked, and I felt really confident,” Graceffo continued. “It’s a steppingstone and a part of the journey, and now I’m hoping to take that next step in the spring.”
Graceffo was a fifth-round selection in the 2021 draft.
Cardinals pitching prospect Gordon Graceffo. Photo courtsey of MLB Pipeline