Arizona finishes off Day 2 with a closer pick

Arizona finishes off Day 2 with a closer pick

PHOENIX -- A reliever throughout his college career at Oregon, Jimmie Sherfy served as the Ducks' closer for the past two years, saving 19 games in 2012 and pitching so effectively as a junior that he was added to the Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list. On Friday, the D-backs tabbed him with their last pick of Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft (300th overall).

The slightly undersized right-hander will touch 93 mph with his fastball, and his two-seamer has good movement. His repertoire also includes both a slider and a changeup, though he doesn't throw the offspeed pitch too often.

"He's got a smaller body but a different look than most right-handers and he has two plus pitches," said D-backs scouting director Ray Montgomery. "We've seen him go 90-93 with the slider and he's saved a lot of games at Oregon."

Sherfy is a high-energy reliever who goes right after hitters and has the right mentality to continue pitching in a big league bullpen one day.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.