Demarcus Evans

Position: RHRP
Level: High A
Affiliate: Down East Wood Ducks
League: Carolina League
Born: 10/22/1996 (Age: 23)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 240
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 25th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)

Prospect Spotlight

A good scouting and player development story, Evans has emerged as a prospect after the Rangers selected him in the 25th round from a Mississippi high school in 2015. He transitioned to the ‘pen last year in Low-A and the results were immediate: Evans struck out an incredible 46-percent of South Atlantic League opponents and pitched to a 1.77 ERA. His mid-90s fastball plays up because of extension and angle, though lack of command down in the zone leads to lots of aerial contact. The slider grades as an effective secondary, giving two 50/55-grade pitches to work with. His control is poor and holds back the projected impact of a two-pitch mix, making the ceiling more realistically a 6th/7th inning arm than a true leverage setup type.