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Cole McKay

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High School: Smithson Valley HS, Spring Branch, Texas
State: Texas

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Scouting Report

McKay was very impressive at his best last summer on the showcase circuit as he showed a lively 91-94 mph fastball, an above-average changeup and an inconsistent hard curveball that flashes above-average at the Perfect Game National showcase. But the Louisiana State recruit's stuff tailed off as the summer went along, and by the end of the summer he was pretty pedestrian. McKay's stuff has been neither as good nor as bad as it was last summer. He's been sitting 88-92 this spring and his curveball still flashes plenty of bat-missing potential. But hitters have squared him up more than scouts were expecting. McKay has a chance to be a big righthander with three average or better pitches, but there is some skepticism because evaluators think he just doesn't yet have the knack of missing bats. Hard-throwing high school big (6-foot-5, 220 pounds) righthanders often take a while to develop. Teams will have to decide if they are willing to spend the money to keep him from developing in the SEC.

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