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Jackson Wolf

#32 | LHP | PadresSD
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Jackson Wolf
Name: Jackson David Wolf
Born: Apr 22, 1999 in Gahanna, OH
College: West Virginia
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (129th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2021 (signed for $300,000)
Wolf was off to a career year in 2020 before the season was cut short. He posted a 1.05 ERA and was looking at the best strikeout-to-walk rate of his career, with 27 whiffs and just five walks through the first 25.2 innings of the season. Wolf had some interest from teams last year, but ultimately went unselected in the five-round draft and should now be one of the priority seniors in the 2021 class. A tall and lanky 6-foot-7, 200-pound lefthander, Wolf posted a 3.03 ERA over 14 starts and 89 innings, while striking out 104 batters (10.5 K/9) and walking 37 (3.7 BB/9). Wolf is not the hardest thrower. He works in the 88-91 mph range and gets up to 93-94 at his best, but teams love the vertical break on his fastball and believe it plays up thanks to his size and the spin profile. Wolf also throws a slurvy breaking ball in the upper 70s that looks more like a slider at times and more like a three-quarter curveball at others. The pitch shows solid tilt and late bite at its best, but it can get loopy and hittable as well. Wolf has less feel to land a low-80s changeup that shows some diving life and is another fringe-average sort of secondary. Wolf throws from a lower, three-quarter arm slot that is particularly tough on lefties, who struck out 30% of the time against him.
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