• Full name Jason Matthew Savacool
  • Born 05/21/2002 in Syracuse, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Maryland
  • Drafted in the 6th round (185th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2023 (signed for $302,300).
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    School: Maryland Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.1
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Fastball: 50. Slider: 50. Curveball: 45. Changeup: 50. Control: 45.

    Savacool ranked as the No. 115 prospect out of high school in the 2020 draft class, but made it to campus at Maryland where he stepped into a full-time starting role as a freshman. After a solid, but unspectacular freshman campaign, Savacool took a step forward in 2022, when he posted a 2.93 ERA over 107.1 innings and was named to the All-Big Ten first team. Following the season, he pitched with Team USA’s trials roster and in 2023 he posted a 4.45 ERA in 89 innings with a 21.8% strikeout rate and 9.9% walk rate. A 6-foot-1, 210-pound righthander, Savacool is a solidly built pitcher who has a bit of violence and funk in his delivery and attacks with a lower, three-quarter arm slot. He throws a fastball in the low 90s that gets up to 96 mph, and has both a four-seam and sinking two-seam variation, and rounds out his pitch mix with a low-80s slider with slurvy shape, an upper-70s curveball that’s less of a swing-and-miss pitch and a mid-80s changeup. Savacool has long levers that lead to inconsistent release points and up-and-down control and after throwing his fastball for strikes more than 70% of the time in 2022 that number fell back to 63% in 2023. He’s a solid back-end starter profile who fits among the top five rounds.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Jason Savacool assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals.
  • RHP Jason Savacool assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals.
  • St. Louis Cardinals signed RHP Jason Savacool.

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