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Jason Rackers

College: Jefferson (Mo.) JC
State: Mo.
Commitment: Tennessee

Ht.: 6'7"
Wt.: 245 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

In 2018, as a freshman at Jefferson County (Mo.) JC, Rackers impressed evaluators with his stuff and strike-throwing ability. A year later, he’s just finished up a sophomore season that wasn’t as impressive. Rackers’ numbers this year (8-3, 3.97, 61 hits in 65.2 innings, 22 walks and 82 strikeouts) were good, but not great. His size (6-foot-7), projectability and durability could entice a club to buy him out of his commitment to Tennessee. Rackers’ velocity slowly warmed up with the weather as he went from 89-92 mph early this year to 91-95 mph by the end of the season. His above-average fastball shows some life, and he generates plenty of ground balls. But his slider has not really progressed and remains a below-average pitch, much as it’s been for the past two years. There are some concerns whether Rackers really has the feel to spin a breaking ball. His fringe-average changeup does flash average and is more promising than his slider.

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