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Bailey Clark

#89 | RHP
Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs
Bailey Clark
Name: Bailey Thomas Clark
Born: Dec 3, 1994 in Asheville, N.C. USA
High School: Asheville (N.C.) Christian Academy
College: Duke
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (164th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2016 (signed for $450,000)
Clark came into the college season with a significant amount of buzz, coming off a strong summer pitching in the Cape Cod League and for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team. He started the season opener for Duke against preseason Top-10 team California and dazzled, touching 98 mph early and flashing a swing-and-miss breaking ball. But Clark couldn't continue the magic. His stuff backed up, command eluded him, and after 10 starts, he found himself buried in Duke's bullpen, finishing the regular season 4-4, 6.13. The bullpen is where Clark might ultimately belong. Clark's long and deep arm action leads to inconsistency with his breaking ball and his command. He'll show flashes of dominance, but there are times when he loses the zone completely. Teams could still be enticed by Clark's mid-90s velocity and his summer showing, but his draft stock slipped this spring, and depending on where he's taken, Clark might be better off returning for his senior year.
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