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Mark Worrell
Mark Worrell


Boynton Beach, Fla.

Last College:
Indian River CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190



Draft: Taken in the 11th round of the 2001 draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Indian River CC: Played one season at Indian River Community College in Florida for coach Mike Easom ... Was team co-captain during his one season at Indian River ... Went 4-6 in 14 starts with the Pioneers ... Had 77 strikeouts in 77 innings pitched ... Named the No.1 preseason junior college pitcher in the country by Baseball America ... Earned a 3.1 GPA.

Summer Leagues: Pitched for the 2001 USA Junior National Team ... Is the last US high school pitcher to defeat the Cuban National Team in international play.

High School: Graduated from John I. Leonard High School in Lake Worth, Fla., where he earned three varsity letters for coach Tom Evans ... 2001 Sun-Sentinel (Fla.) Player of the Year ... Was the 2001 Palm Beach County Player of the Year ... Was a two-time first team all-state honoree (2001 and 2000) and second team once (1999) ... Garnered all-county honors four times during his high school career ... Was voted team captain his junior and senior years ... Averaged 1.76 strikeouts per inning his senior season ... Averaged seven punchouts per walk in 2001 ... Tossed eight shutouts in 11 starts in 2001 ... Had an 8-3 record his senior season, a 6-2 record his junior year and went 10-2 his sophomore season ... Participated at the 2001 Area Code Games ... Also played one varsity season as the point guard on the basketball team.

Personal: Full name: Mark Robert Worrell ... Born: 3/8/83 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. ... Is a business major ... Son of Nancy Worrell ... Has a younger sister, Jennifer.