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Liam Jenkins

#45 | RHP | IndiansCLE
Mahoning Valley Scrappers Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Liam Jenkins
Name: Liam M. Jenkins
Born: Apr 9, 1997 in Mokena, Ill. USA
College: Louisville
Ht.: 6'8" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019584.031.484.816.83
Career804.281.505.299.11
Drafted in the 17th round (523rd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2018 (signed for $125,000)
If the draft had been held after fall ball, the big, 6-foot-8, 240-pound Jenkins may have been a top 10 round pick. A transfer from Wabash (Ill.) JC who was drafted by the Giants in the 40th round last year, Jenkins has a fastball that's been clocked up to 96-97 mph with plenty of arm side run and he earned a spot in Louisville's weekend rotation because he showed enough control to make it work. But once the season began, Jenkins control cratered and he went from weekend starter to emergency reliever. He worked way too many deep counts and racked up way too many walks. Jenkins was 1-1, 7.07 with 19 walks and 23 strikeouts in just 14 innings. He can still sit 94-96 mph in shorter stints, but well below-average control and lack of even an average secondary offering clouds his draft status, but his arm is good enough to still intrigue.
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