• Full name Christopher Clarke
  • Born 05/13/1998 in Westlake Village, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Southern California
  • Drafted in the 4th round (132nd overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2019 (signed for $426,600).
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    Clarke began 2019 as USC’s setup man and became the Trojans’ closer when Connor Lunn ascended to the rotation. He quickly took to the role and was effective in both one-inning and multiple-inning stints. Clarke is a 6-foot-7 righthander who looks the part of a major league reliever. His fastball sits 92-95 mph with sink, and he complements his heater with a 70-grade curveball that is his out-pitch. Clarke is a good athlete despite his size and fills up the strike zone. He had Tommy John surgery in high school and his stuff drops off when he pitches back-to-back days, but he’s shown the ability to be effective even at lower velocities.

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  • Iowa Cubs activated RHP Chris Clarke.
  • Iowa Cubs transferred RHP Chris Clarke to the Development List.
  • RHP Chris Clarke assigned to Iowa Cubs.
  • Iowa Cubs activated RHP Chris Clarke.
  • RHP Chris Clarke returned to Chicago Cubs from Seattle Mariners.
  • RHP Chris Clarke roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.

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