Former Texas A&M right-handed pitcher Nathan Dettmer arguably had his best year in 2022, when he compiled a 3.28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 19 starts. For his career, Dettmer demonstrated a low-to-mid-90s fastball, mid-80s slider and solid curve/slurve ball.
The Oakland A’s recently signed Dettmer after taking him 139th overall (5th round) in the 2023 MLB Draft earlier this month. He was the third of 10 pitchers selected by the club in this year’s draft.
He comes from an athletic family that includes a father, John, who played for the Texas Rangers in the mid-1990s and a mother, Mary Pat, who trained with Team USA as a swimmer.
The aforementioned standout was the ninth Aggies pitcher taken since former star Asa Lacy went fourth overall to the Kansas City Royals in the 2020 MLB Draft. We take a look at Dettmer’s impressive array of pitches in our video breakdown.