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Jack Ralston

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Jack Ralston
Name: Jack William Ralston
Born: Aug 13, 1997 in Valencia, CA
College: UCLA
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 231 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career25.11.070.752.499.24
Drafted in the 7th round (215th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2019 (signed for $204,800)
Ralston struggled to throw strikes most of his UCLA career and in the Cape Cod League last summer, but he figured out his 6-foot-6 body and windmill delivery this spring and emerged as the Bruins’ most reliable starter. Ralston’s over-the-top, explosive delivery makes at-bats uncomfortable for hitters and gives his pitches unique characteristics. His fastball sits 91-94 mph, and he holds his velocity deep into games. His biggest weapon is an overhand, high-spin curveball with depth that comes in at 80-82 mph. It’s a pitch that draws swings and misses by the bunch and rarely gets squared up, giving him a true out-pitch that will play at higher levels. Ralston mostly relies on his fastball and curveball. He does have a fringy but effective changeup. Evaluators largely see Ralston as a future reliever, with his curveball carrying him up the ladder.
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Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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