Jackson McClelland

Born: 07/19/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 15th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 17th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 14, 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame w/ broad, powerful features. Very strong w/ hard-thrower's build, though athleticism and body control are limited.
Mechanical Notes
NWU, stretch-only; starts from a deceptive x-closet set position and shows the ball late; strong lines to the plate w/ effort through release. H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Heavy mid-90s velo makes FB playable at ML level despite spotty location.
Heavy mid-90s velo makes FB playable at ML level despite spotty location.
Fastball Velocity 60 70 94-95 92-97 Sat mid-90s on cold, wet night but have seen him 96-97 before and T100. Imposing frame w/ velocity to match. Arm-strength carries the profile.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy ball, occasional run+sink when angled down.
Heavy ball, occasional run+sink when angled down.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Thrower who relies on velocity. Sprays the zone, RP-only command profile.
Thrower who relies on velocity. Sprays the zone, RP-only command profile.
Slider
Slider 45 45 83 81-85 Decent power and shape to SL, sharp turn but lacks two-plane depth. Projects as a workable breaking ball at ML level, though not a true weapon.
Decent power and shape to SL, sharp turn but lacks two-plane depth. Projects as a workable breaking ball at ML level, though not a true weapon.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 86 84-87 Gets separation but slows arm and telegraphs. Straightens often w/ floaty life over the plate. Occasional fade hints it could become a decent show-me wrinkle to LHH.
Gets separation but slows arm and telegraphs. Straightens often w/ floaty life over the plate. Occasional fade hints it could become a decent show-me wrinkle to LHH.
Control
Control 40 40 Predictable sequencing w/ FB early and SL when ahead. Effort and mechanical inconsistency limit the frequency of his strikes.
Predictable sequencing w/ FB early and SL when ahead. Effort and mechanical inconsistency limit the frequency of his strikes.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Imposing frame and FB velocity give the ceiling of a middle reliever, though lacks the control or off-speed for higher-leverage innings. Floor of cup-of-coffee 4A type if no secondary pitch winds up being enough to keep guys off the heater. Fairly finished product that's close to ready.