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Brock Burke

Born: 08/04/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 180
Mechanics
Good athlete with loose controlled actions on a quality pitcher's frame with broad shoulders, a high waist, and long arms.

High leg kick in an upright stance before falling into a medium step towards home. Hips stay closed as his arm spirals around a bendy torso. Pushes towards home plate and comes down and around with a high three-quarters release. Clean long arm action.
Evaluator Kevin W Carter
Report Date 08/21/2019
Affiliate Frisco RoughRiders (AA, Rangers)
Dates Seen 4/4/2019, 6/30/2019
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Four-Seam Fastball 60 92-94 96 Mostly flat four-seamer with very slight armside action. Command comes and goes to both sides of the plate.
Two-Seam Fastball 55 90-92 92 Above average arm-side action and some sink. Can lose feel at times and have pitch sail off the plate.
Changeup 60 83-86 86 Flashes plus with excellent deception, plus depth, and slight fade. Inconsistent feel for the pitch at times and occasionally leaves it up in the zone where loses the horizontal action.
Curveball 50 77-79 79 Consistently average curveball with average depth and spin. Normal curve, 2-to-8 shape.
Cutter 50 84-86 86 Softer cutter that flashes average with average gloveside action and slight vertical drop.
Overall

Brock Burke utilizes a five pitch mix and an average command projection to keep hitters off balance well enough to cement himself in the back of an MLB rotation. The lefty has plus pitchability. He worked his changeup effectively off of his two different fastball looks while mixing in the occasional curveball or cutter for different looks.

Burke's command is currently fringy due to inconsistencies from appearance to appearance, but his delivery and clean arm action suggest there should be more with reps. If he's able to take that step forward he could work his way into a fourth starter spot in a playoff-contending rotation.

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