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Ryan McNeil

RHP | CubsCHC
Ryan McNeil
Name: Ryan Tyler McNeil
Born: Feb 1, 1994 in Nipomo, Calif. USA
High School: Nipomo (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career188.23.721.494.728.83
Drafted in the 3rd round (101st overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $425,000)
The athletic McNeil started slowly this spring after playing basketball into mid-February, but his stock has been on the rebound. Early in the spring, his mechanics, command and fastball velocity were off and his slider was flat. His velocity picked back up down the stretch, sitting at 90-91 mph and touching 93 at times, and he has a chance to pitch with a solid-average fastball as he adds strength to his 6-foot-3 frame. He has done a better job staying on top of the ball lately, lending his fastball more life and improving his command. His slider shows flashes of being a solid-average pitch with good shape, but other times it gets slurvy or flat. He also has improved his feel for a changeup, though it's still a work in progress like the rest of his repertoire. Some clubs soured on McNeil early in the spring, but a team that likes his frame, athleticism and arm strength could take him around the fifth round and try to buy him out of a commitment to Long Beach State.
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