• Full name Matthew Edward Krook
  • Born 10/21/1994 in Hillsborough, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Oregon
  • Drafted in the 4th round (125th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2016 (signed for $500,000).
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    Krook's stuff and resume screams star. The 35th overall pick in 2013 out of a San Francisco high school, Krook didn't sign with the Marlins after failing his physical. He instead went to Oregon, where he dominated for 45 innings as a freshman (1.79 ERA, 60 SO) before being injured. He had Tommy John surgery that caused him to redshirt last year, and he has come back with similar stuff but less command in 2016. After walking 19 as a freshman, Krook had 38 walks through one fewer inning as a sophomore, and he lost his spot in the Ducks' rotation. Krook's curveball has backed up but scouts still have seen him pitch with both a plus curve and slider at times this season, with a fastball that some grade as having 70 life to go with its 92-94 mph velocity. Krook can't consistently throw strikes at that velocity and has tried backing off, as well as throwing more cutters, to find the zone, to no avail as of yet. He's a wild card whose signability could be in question as a redshirt sophomore.

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Career Transactions

  • Norfolk Tides placed LHP Matt Krook on the temporarily inactive list.
  • New York Yankees traded LHP Matt Krook to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders placed LHP Matt Krook on the 7-day injured list.
  • New York Yankees optioned LHP Matt Krook to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees recalled LHP Matt Krook from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders activated LHP Matt Krook.
  • New York Yankees optioned LHP Matt Krook to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees optioned LHP Matt Krook to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees recalled LHP Matt Krook from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees recalled LHP Matt Krook from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees optioned LHP Matt Krook to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees optioned LHP Matt Krook to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • New York Yankees recalled LHP Matt Krook from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders activated LHP Matt Krook from the 7-day injured list.

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