• Full name Ian Richard Clarkin
  • Born 02/14/1995 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School James Madison
  • Drafted in the 1st round (33rd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2013 (signed for $1,650,100).
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    Clarkin punctuated his strong performance on the 2012 summer showcase circuit with six strong innings in the gold medal game to lead USA Baseball's 18-and-under team to the IBAF 18U World Championship in Seoul, South Korea, in September. He got off to a strong start this spring with a good showing at the Southern California Invitational in February, establishing himself as the top prep pitcher in the region. Clarkin has feel for pitching with three quality offerings. His fastball sits at 90-92 mph and bumps 93-94, and he pitches inside aggressively, but sometimes his fastball command falters. He flashes a plus downer curveball with sharp bite, and he can locate it to both sides of the plate when he's on. He also has shown the makings of an average (but inconsistent) changeup with good arm speed and fade. Clarkin needs refinement, but his three-pitch arsenal and competitiveness give him a chance to be a quality major league starter down the road. He is committed to San Diego.

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Career Transactions

  • Charros de Jalisco activated LHP Ian Clarkin.
  • LHP Ian Clarkin assigned to Charros de Jalisco.
  • Long Island Ducks activated LHP Ian Clarkin from the temporarily inactive list.
  • Long Island Ducks placed LHP Ian Clarkin on the temporarily inactive list.
  • Long Island Ducks signed free agent LHP Ian Clarkin.
  • Arkansas Travelers released LHP Ian Clarkin.
  • LHP Ian Clarkin assigned to Arkansas Travelers.
  • Seattle Mariners signed free agent LHP Ian Clarkin to a minor league contract.

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