A football player turned pitcher, Trent Palmer made a name for himself in the Cap Cod League, then when he made his way to Jacksonville University.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, he went 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA and has spent time as both a reliever and starter. His biggest accomplishment was setting the school record or strikeouts in a single game with 13 in a complete-game victory as the Star Tribune noted.
"“I think taking him here you probably send him out as a starter,” MLB.com senior writer Jonathan Mayo said. “I would see if it works as a starter. I think maybe he ends up in the bullpen when it’s all said and done.”"
He has developed four pitchers in his arsenal and if he is able to work on the velocity and sinking action in his fastball he could push to be a starter. At the same time, he could be a useful player if he can show an ability to do both considering most MLB teams rely on their bullpens more and more.