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Max Kranick

#45 | RHP
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Max Kranick
Name: Max Joseph Kranick
Born: Jul 21, 1997 in Scranton, PA
High School: Valley View HS, Archbald, Pa.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 214 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 11th round (345th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016 (signed for $300,000)
Kranick emerged early as a potential prospect, showing promising mid-80s velocity and a loose arm as an underclassmen. He's made steady progress throughout his prep career, and made a particularly noticeable jump in physicality and velocity this spring. His fastball is his best pitch, sitting in the low 90s and bumping 95 at times. His curveball shows flashes, showing average bite at times, though it is more of a fringe-average pitch at present because of its lack of consistently tight spin and its sometimes-early breaking point. Some scouts see his changeup as his best secondary weapon going forward. He hasn't thrown the pitch often in his high school season, but showed feel for the pitch on the summer showcase circuit, particularly at the Tournament of Stars, where the pitch induced swings and misses from some of the country's top hitters. Kranick has a sturdy 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame that still has some room to fill out. He is committed to Virginia, and could be an immediate contributor if he is not selected high enough to sign out of high school.
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