Preston Claiborne

HS Grad 2006
Age 29 and 3 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) 3B  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-3, 195 lb
School  Newman Smith
Hometown  Carrollton, TX USA
Summer Team  TX Blackhawks
Fall Team  TX Blackhawks
MLB Debut 
Yankees  5/5/13
MLB Draft 
Round 17 by Yankees  in 2010
Round 23 by Pirates  in 2006
National Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - 3B
TX State Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - 3B

4 yr Commitment

College(s) interested in
Virginia Tech 
Big 12 
PAC 10 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
Latest Showcase Report
2005 National Showcase   Jun 17, 2005
PG Grade: 9.5
Preston Claiborne is a 2006 right handed pitcher/third baseman from Carrollton, TX with a good body that shows strength at 6-3, 195 lbs. We've seen Claiborne frequently over the past few years and go back and forth almost every time it seems on whether his future is brighter on the mound or at third base. He probably looked a bit better on the mound at the National. Claiborne has a clean, smooth delivery and uses his strong lower half well to create power to the plate. His fastball topped out at 89 mph with plus arm side running action at times. Claiborne threw two types of breaking balls, a hard 74 mph curveball that had very good depth and bite to it and a slower 66 mph curveball that was more a get me over type of change of pace to get an early strike on a hitter. Claiborne also threw a low 80's change up. As a pitcher, Claiborne looks like the type who could quickly add some velocity if he wasn't playing a position every day and be a workhorse starter type. As a player, Claiborne plays a solid third base with plenty of arm strength and good lateral movement. He hits out of a tall stance and has very strong hands with the bat. He shows raw pull power and very good bat speed, with more power to come in the future. Claiborne has signed to attend Tulane, which is one of the premier programs in the country at developing two-way players. Claiborne could be one of their next top level prospects.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
92.35% Rank
best 96  avg 84
 (2006 class in 2006)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
60 7.25 sec
65.87% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
IF 85 mph
97.55% Rank
best 89  avg 75
 (2006 class in 2004)

best 93  avg 76
 (2006 class)
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