Klein HS lefty Matt Purke, who is probably the most common prediction for who the Yankees will take with their first round selection at #29 overall, is known for having great stuff but questionable mechanics. To get some actual video analysis of Purke’s mechanics and an in-depth scouting report, check out this article from Alex Eisenberg Baseball Intellect. I’ll let you read the article since it is very interesting, but the video analysis of Purke is positive overall.
Video from MLB scouting Bureau and Baseball Intellect.
According to Eisenberg “Purke’s delivery is simple and repeatable. He also has sound front-side mechanics that will help limit the pounding his shoulder takes.” This is encouraging, and based on this writeup, a 3-5 million dollar (the amount Purke is reportedly demanding) investment might be worth if for this high-ceiling lefty.
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