• Full name Trevor Blaine Clifton
  • Born 05/11/1995 in Maryville, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 170 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Heritage
  • Drafted in the 12th round (348th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2013 (signed for $375,000).
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    Many crosscheckers compare Clifton with Georgia prep Robert Tyler, as both are tall righthanders with big velocity and raw deliveries. Some scouts call Clifton's "ugly velocity" because of his mechanics, though it is consistent velocity. The thin 6-foot-4, 185-pounder has touched 97 mph and sits 92-93. Not everyone agrees about how much projection Clifton has, as some scouts say his frame is too thin to add much weight. He does show athleticism, which should help him make adjustments to his delivery with pro coaching, and hand speed, which portends more velocity and the ability to spin a breaking ball. He throws both a curveball and slider, with the curveball showing flashes of plus power at 80 mph. He has shown more confidence in his changeup, which has its moments. A veteran of USA Baseball's 16-and-under club that won gold in 2011, Clifton may be a tough sign. He is committed to Kentucky, which has a solid track record of developing pitchers.

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  • RHP Trevor Clifton assigned to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
  • Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent RHP Trevor Clifton to a minor league contract.

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