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Draft Focus: Keaton McKinney

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Keaton McKinney Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-5
Weight:  230
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  April 13, 1996
High School:  Ankeny Centennial
City, State:  Ankeny, Iowa
Travel Team:  Marucci Elite, PG Iowa Select
Commitment:  Arkansas
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

Keaton McKinney’s nearly four-year career with Prefect Game and his development as the 39
 best prospect nationally in the 2014 class in the latest PG Class of 2014 rankings has been marked by his versatility and his consistent presence as the top Iowa prospect in the class.

It has also been marked by his aptitude as a baseball player.

When McKinney first came to a Perfect Game event as a 6-foot-3, 197-pound soon to be freshman at the 2010 Midwest Underclass Showcase in Cedar Rapids, it was quickly obvious that he had the chance to become a special prospect. Not only was he absurdly strong for a 14-year old, he was equally coordinated. I distinctly recall Perfect Game President Jerry Ford saying at the time that “this might be the next Iowa Perfect Game All-American.”

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