Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 MLB Draft prospect profile: Matt Krook, St. Ignatius HS (Calif.)

The seventh in my Dodgers' draft prospect profiles brings us Mat Krook, a lefty from San Francisco. I know, 'Frisco -- well, hold your boos. Krook has a lot of potential in that left arm.

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6’4, 200 pounds
18 years old
Bats: L
Throws: L

San Francisco, Calif.
St. Ignatius College Prepatory

Baseball America: 42
ESPN: 30 55
MLB Draft Insider: 29
Minor League Ball: 55
Perfect Game: ?
Scouting Baseball: 41


Krook has a legitimate fastball from the left side. It has topped out at 94 MPH and sits in the 88-92 range. He offers a little projectability, but he’s more filled out than other Dodger draft prospects like Trey Ball, Phil Bickford and Trey Ball.

His curveball is his best secondary offering. It flashes plus potential at times but lacks consistency. Like most high schoolers, he’ll need to develop a consistent third pitch to stick in the rotation. Krook’s arm has high upside.

There’s a little bit of effort in his delivery, something the Dodgers tend to shy away from. But they’ve also been known to correct those kinds of flaws. Correcting his delivery could lead to increased velocity and more consistency on his curveball.


Krook is committed to the University of Oregon. If he were to somehow slip to the second round, I could see him being a tough sign. At this point, he’s projected to go as high as No. 18 to the Dodgers, but more likely in the Top 30 picks.

There’s scuttlebutt out there the Giants could take him and sign him for less than slot. Perhaps he’d do the same with the Dodgers.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Perfect Game

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