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McClanahan has elite-level stuff, that goes without question. There is a lot of talk that he can rise fast through the minors and he has been compared to two pitchers that took similar routes, Chris Sale and Brandon Finnegan. Some people have even said his stuff is better than Sale’s when Sale was coming out of college.
What will decide whether or not McClanahan can make it as a starter in the big leagues will be his control. Many people have questions about his command issues and that is why he has fallen to this point.
His ceiling seems to be that of a number two starter a the major league level, but if development does not go as planned, he has the stuff that will play well in the back end of a bullpen.
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