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MacKenzie Gore

Born: 02/24/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 197
Tall and thin, long legged, projectable frame; Semi-windup with hands going high and an exaggerated leg kick; Plus arm speed, three-quarters slot, stays online, clean, balanced landing, potential for plus command, mild effort in the delivery.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 07/16/2018
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 7/4, 7/9
OFP 70
MLB ETA 2021
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 92-94 95 Fastball plays up due to extension from delivery, straight and heavy with late life; Locates well to all four quadrants, potential for uptick in velocity as body matures.
CB 70 78-80 80 1-7 Movement, sharp bite, confident and will throw at any count; Will steal a strike early and bury late in counts; generates swings and misses, true out-pitch.
CH 60 78-82 82 Nice velocity separation, replicates arm action well, showed some tumble, left some up, still developing feel.
SL 50 85-86 86 Only showed a handful of times in looks, raw, struggled with release point, when right offering did show strike to ball sweep.

Gore, the No. 3 pick in the 2017 draft, has the look and stuff of a front line starter. The delivery has a lot of moving parts but when broken down is remarkably balanced and clean giving potential for future plus command. The repertoire is advanced for a teenager and it's easy to see three, if not four, offerings being above average. There is concern that the blister issue that has nagged to start his professional career could linger. If he can stay healthy, Gore has a high-ceiling profile of a top of the rotation starter.

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