Yet another Georgia Bombers alum who figures to play prominently into the 2023 MLB Draft, scouts have taken to the very projectable prep right-hander, who stands at 6-foot-3, but still has a very slight overall frame. A Florida commit, Luke McNeillie most often dazzles with his changeup.
FSS Event History: There might not be a Draft-eligible prospect with a longer and more distinguished list of FSS appearances than McNeillie. An attendee of multiple Scout Days and Regional Combines in Georgia, McNeillie has shined at the Underclass Combine, National Combine and is a two-time Main Event attendee. He allowed just two hits at Fenway this past year after putting together a strong outing at Citi Field.
Current Ranking in Joe Doyle’s FSS Plus Top 600: 317
Joe Doyle on McNeillie:
McNeillie burst onto the scene after a loud showcase summer, a comfortable plus changeup with 10 mph of separation off the fastball and legit conviction. The arm is loose and fluid, touching 94 but resting more 89-91. McNeillie can work the ball to both sides of the plate and isn’t afraid to show the changeup to both righties and lefties. He’s working to develop a tertiary breaking ball to live off his two weapons. His slider is presently a mid-70s bender that can flash with spin rates, but lacks command and consistent shape. When McNeillie is off, he’s missing high armside, so staying down the mound late into his outings will be a key development piece. Still, the parts are here for a big league starting pitcher.
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