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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jackson Rutledge, RHP
« Reply #25: November 22, 2021, 12:13:54 PM »
Rutledge named a top performer in the AFL championship game:

3. Jackson Rutledge, RHP, Nationals: Rutledge showed both what makes him an intriguing pitching prospect and what he needs to work on during his outing. While he did give up a pair of runs in his 3 1/3 innings of work, he also struck out seven and the first six batters he retired were via the K. His electric fastball topped out around 98 mph and averaged over 95 mph. His mid-80s slider had a 69-percent whiff rate, but he walked four and only threw 38 of his 73 pitches for strikes. The stuff is all there; he just needs to keep refining his command.