- Full name Brandon Clarke
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Independence HS, Ashburn, Va.
Clarke wasn’t scouted last summer after recovering from Tommy John surgery that he had in 2019, but was a big-time pop-up player early this spring after showing a fastball up to 97 mph from the left side, with an impressive ability to spin a breaking ball as well. Scouts who saw him early in the season thought he had the stuff to be a first- or second-round pick. That sort of heat has fallen off throughout the season, however, as Clarke has struggled with consistency and control and his velocity has tapered off. There are scouts who don’t love his arm action, despite plenty of arm speed, and wonder if he’s going to be a reliever at the next level because of his scattered strikes, while others think his control and consistency will come as he gets further away from surgery. Clarke is a solid athlete with a 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame and is committed to Alabama.