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Peyton Pallette

#18 | RHP | White SoxCWS
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Peyton Pallette
Name: Peyton Minor Pallette
Born: May 9, 2001 in Benton, AR United States
High School: Benton HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (62nd overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2022 (signed for $1,500,000)
After pitching out of the bullpen in 2020, Pallette transitioned to a starting role in 2021 with Arkansas and posted a 4.02 ERA over 56 innings. He has one of the more interesting pitch data profiles in the 2022 class with a three-pitch mix that excites many analysts. His fastball sat in the 93-95 mph range last spring and touched 99 with reportedly impressive induced vertical break numbers. However, his delivery isn’t the most deceptive and he has a clean release with below-average extension that could be questionable attributes overall. He throws a 79-81 mph curveball with excellent spin rates in the 3,100-rpm range and generated whiffs with the pitch 44% of the time last spring, per Synergy. Pallette also throws a firm changeup in the 87-89 mph range with a 1,600 rpm spin rate and plenty of horizontal, arm side movement that generates plenty of whiffs and groundouts. Durability and health are questions that teams have with Pallette and he wasn’t able to answer either of those questions in 2022 after Tommy John surgery wiped out his junior season before it started. Pallette has first round stuff when he’s healthy, but with just 61.2 total innings under his belt with Arkansas—the industry could be quite split on what to do with him at the time of the draft.
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