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Ian Clarkin

#24 | LHP
Long Island Ducks
Name: Ian Richard Clarkin
Born: Feb 14, 1995 in San Diego, CA
High School: Madison HS, San Diego
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 1st round (33rd overall) by the New York Yankees in 2013 (signed for $1,650,100)
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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