MacLean, like third round pick T.K. Roby, was seen as a guy whose stock was on the rise this spring. He didn’t get to pitch his senior season due to the cancellation of a high school baseball season that starts later in Oregon than in warm weather areas.
MacLean garnered praise for his ability to command his fastball and for a high spin rate curveball coming into 2020, but a jump in velocity in workouts — he was touching 92, after throwing in the upper-80s before — got him more attention. He doesn’t turn 18 until next month, and at 6’3”, 180 lbs., is seen as having potential to add more velocity going forward.
MacLean is a Washington commit, and the Rangers may have to go above slot to sign him. That said, a lefty with good command and a high spin rates checks boxes for the Rangers.