Max Kranick

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Pirates Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 07/21/1997 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 11th Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)

Prospect Spotlight


  • Good pitching body with strength gains remaining across upper-half. Tall, well-proportioned, muscular core and hips. 
  • Semi-windup is somewhat deliberate, but finishes clean and on-line. Full, compact arm-circle into low-maintenance H3/4 slot.
  • FB 89-91; Fringy velo can get to avg as he fills out. Consistent armside run, clean delivery allows command of FB low in the zone.
  • SL 79-81; Moderate sharpness and depth, a bit short right now. Ingredients of avg pitch if he can add power to it.
  • CH 83-84; Throws at armspeed and gets separation, showing flashes of dive to armside. Avg upside. 
  • High pitching IQ, knows how to sequence and set up hitters well for his age. Strikes with three pitches.

SUMMARY: Projection righty with ingredients of a back-rotation starter if his stuff can take a step across the board. Like the body, delivery, and feel to pitch. Youth and proximity add risk, but an interesting follow.