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Teams will have to go out of their way this spring to scout righthander Alex McFarlane, who goes to school on St. Thomas, which is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trip could be well worth it, however, especially after what the Miami commit showed this summer. At 6-foot-3, 170 pounds, McFarlane has long, gangly legs and plenty of room to fill out, currently throwing a fastball that touched 92 mph but was more regularly in the 87-91 mph range with sink. He also has a sweeping, 76-78 mph slider that has potential and a changeup in the 80-85 mph range that had fading life during the East Coast Pro showcase in Hoover, Ala. McFarlane is certainly a projection prospect, but given his frame, quick arm speed and feel to spin his slider, he is a definitie pop-up candidate for the spring.