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James Karinchak

#35 | RHP | IndiansCLE
Columbus Clippers Columbus Clippers
James Karinchak
Name: James Stephen Karinchak
Born: Sep 22, 1995 in Walden, N.Y. USA
College: Bryant
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019130.000.622.0822.15
Career852.331.325.0815.25
Drafted in the 9th round (282nd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2017 (signed for $138,300)
Karinchak was the ace of Bryant's 47-12 club in 2016, going 12-3 with a 2.00 ERA while ranking 25th in the country with 112 strikeouts in 94.2 innings. The righthander came out of the chute showing first-round stuff, challenging Arkansas in his first start with a fastball that reached 96 mph, a changeup with tumbling split action and a hard, power curveball in the low 80s with downer action. His curve earned plus grades, and the three-pitch mix and Karinchak's confidence were moving him up boards before he lost momentum. He left a start in early March with an apparent arm injury and missed some time. His fastball command backed up as did his velocity; in some starts, he sat 90-92. He has a high, over-the-top arm slot that aids his curveball and a bit of a head whack in his delivery, and several scouts turned him in as a future reliever.
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