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MLB Draft Profile: Jack Wynkoop

Carolina's ace is, unfortunately (for us), pro ball bound, given that he's taken high enough.

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Out of high school, Jack was yet another recruit that scouts raved over. However, similar to Max Schrock, he was so firm in his commitment to Carolina that he plummeted down draft boards out of high school. Wynkoop is a projectable finesse lefty and is the top rated left handed pitcher in the state of South Carolina. Despite earning Freshman All-American honors and emerged as Carolina's most productive pitcher this last year, scouts say that his stuff has not developed much since high school. However, they are impressed with his ability to change speeds and keep batters off balance. Personally, he reminds me a lot of Michael Roth. A soft throwing lefty who can ramp the fastball up to the low 90s when needed, but usually relies on movement, placement and offspeed stuff to get batters out.

Projection: If Wynkoop makes it to the big leagues, I think he will likely find a role as a left handed specialist and maybe a spot starter. With the rise of flame throwers in the big leagues, 'Koop will need to find a way to put on some muscle and get his fastball up into the mid-90s with consistently.