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Clarke Schmidt

Born: 02/20/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 209
Medium frame with a thick, strongly built body, large lower half, mature. Pitches from a semi-wind, compact arm action with a slight reach in the back but otherwise clean. Above-average arm speed to a high 3/4 slot.
Evaluator Steven Givarz
Report Date 04/30/2019
Affiliate Tampa Yankees (High A, Yankees)
Dates Seen 4/30/19
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 94-95 96 Mild run at bottom of zone, worked on FB command in viewing but often left it over heart of plate, struggled to command gloveside, more comfortable throwing armside on the inner half of RHH, above-average offering overall.
Slider 60 83-84 85 Firm with power depth and action, showed consistent feel for it and used in all counts, was primary K pitch to both sides, showed plus tilt and depth, future plus offering.
Changeup 45 86-87 87 Didn't use much, has good separation from FB but struggled to repeat arm speed, often telegraphed, showed average sink and action but struggled to throw consistently, future fringe-average offering.

I see him as a mid-leverage relief arm. Struggle to see as a consistent SP given lack of a quality CH, and that the FB has been hit hard in multiple viewings. 23-year-old righty, had Tommy John surgery before signing in 2017. FB plays slightly down because of lack of life and below-avg command, but paired with plus SL and fringe CH should allow him to work the middle to late innings.

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