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Matt Krook

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Matt Krook
Name: Matthew Edward Krook
Born: Oct 21, 1994 in Hillsborough, CA
College: Oregon
High School: St. Ignatius HS, San Francisco
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (125th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2016 (signed for $500,000)
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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