MacKenzie Gore

Born: 02/24/1999 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#3 overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SDP)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 21st, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- March 10, 2018; May 14, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Fort Wayne Tincaps
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall and athletic, well-built with some projection left up top. Strong lower half; moves easily.
Mechanical Notes
Easy, athletic SWU; Stays tall, balanced, and stable over rubber with extreme leg-raise; excellent leg engagement into deep drop and drive; closed landing with solid extension to plate.Clean arm action with near-perfect arm circle and elite armspeed to release point.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 70 Frontline Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 70 Plus life and mid-90s velocity make the pitch above-average at present, flashing plus when he's commanding. Two-seam variant provides wrinkle. Command projection, fully growing into body, and ability to repeat project for command jump.
Plus life and mid-90s velocity make the pitch above-average at present, flashing plus when he's commanding. Two-seam variant provides wrinkle. Command projection, fully growing into body, and ability to repeat project for command jump.
Fastball Velocity 65 65 94 92-97 Worked 92-95 and settles in there; reached back for 97 to end outing in May. Range includes 2S 92-93.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 60 Flashes plus at present; can lose plane when doesn't execute delivery. Riding life, with brief late tail is hard to pick up. Two-seam has slight sink for weak contact variant.
Flashes plus at present; can lose plane when doesn't execute delivery. Riding life, with brief late tail is hard to pick up. Two-seam has slight sink for weak contact variant.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 60 Was excellent in March IS; spotty in May. When he slowed down and executed, pounded gloveside in on RH and away to LH. Sails to gloveside when timing off. Showed ability to correct. Delivery projects for repetition and command bump.
Was excellent in March IS; spotty in May. When he slowed down and executed, pounded gloveside in on RH and away to LH. Sails to gloveside when timing off. Showed ability to correct. Delivery projects for repetition and command bump.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 77-78 76-78 1-7 shape; hard bite and depth are plus. Flashes ability to locate in the bottom of zone to both RH and LH; backdoor and backfoot to RH.
1-7 shape; hard bite and depth are plus. Flashes ability to locate in the bottom of zone to both RH and LH; backdoor and backfoot to RH.
Slider
Slider 40 50 86 86-88 4th pitch; stand alone, it is below-average w lack of consistency, sweepy break. Doesn't need it. In pen session and 1-2 in games had more sharpness and 2-8 type slide off the barrel. Plays up with repertoire; gives pitcher 4th velo band to work in.
4th pitch; stand alone, it is below-average w lack of consistency, sweepy break. Doesn't need it. In pen session and 1-2 in games had more sharpness and 2-8 type slide off the barrel. Plays up with repertoire; gives pitcher 4th velo band to work in.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 60 83-84 83-85 Maintains armspeed; plus fade and separation. When he's locating on or off plate edges it is swing-and-miss to RH. Has used to LH but needs confidence to do it more. Still working on location, can hang it, but pitch will develop.
Maintains armspeed; plus fade and separation. When he's locating on or off plate edges it is swing-and-miss to RH. Has used to LH but needs confidence to do it more. Still working on location, can hang it, but pitch will develop.
Control
Control 55 60 Pounds zone. When FB command sailed, still prioritized strikes-- not a nibbler. Secondary feel still in development but he already locates CB in zone consistency and flashes it with CH.
Pounds zone. When FB command sailed, still prioritized strikes-- not a nibbler. Secondary feel still in development but he already locates CB in zone consistency and flashes it with CH.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Athletic four-pitch lefty with advanced command, plus delivery and swing-and-miss stuff: projects to #1-2 SP role. In May, showed heavy developmental approach on FB usage, only handful of secondaries. Showed pitchability to mix all four pitches in late in outing, March intersquad. Body and ease of operation project for 200+ innings.