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Top college pitching prospect Peyton Pallette to undergo Tommy John surgery - The Athletic

Peyton Pallette, one of the best pitching prospects in college baseball, will undergo Tommy John surgery due to a UCL injury. He will miss the 2022 season...

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Peyton Pallette, one of the best pitching prospects in college baseball, will undergo Tommy John surgery due to a UCL injury. He will miss the 2022 season.

Pallette isn't a large pitcher for someone slated to go in the top 15 in MLB's next amateur draft, as he's listed at 6-1 and 180 pounds. But the junior righty has a fastball that can touch 99 mph and he was expected to be the staff ace this season for Arkansas, the No. 2 team in the country.

Pallette was slated to go No. 9 in the 2022 draft according to MLB.com, which compared his arsenal — which also includes a devastating curveball — to Walker Buehler's. Buehler is close to the same size (6-2, 185) as Pallette and had Tommy John surgery two months after the Dodgers took him out of Vanderbilt with the 24th overall pick in 2015.

Pallette made four appearances in relief in 2020 before joining the Razorbacks' rotation in 2021. He struck out 67 batters in 56 innings with an ERA of 4.02 while making 11 starts and 15 appearances in his sophomore season.

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