Sean Hjelle
21-Year-Old PitcherRP
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sean Hjelle in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Giants in June of 2018.
Goes to Giants with 45th pick
PSan Francisco Giants  R
June 4, 2018
The Giants have selected Hjelle with the 45th overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.
ANALYSIS
Hjelle stands a historic 6-foot-11 -- Jon Rauch is the tallest MLB player ever at the same height. Unlike Rauch, who was a physical specimen at 290 pounds, Hjelle (215 pounds) relies more on finesse than power. It's a testament to his above-average strike-throwing ability that he is a prospect at all, as his stuff isn't very explosive, and plays up mostly due to the extension he gets on his pitches. He repeats his hunched delivery very well, but it makes one's back hurt just watching him pitch. Hjelle's curveball is his best pitch, and he also features a slider and changeup to go with his low-90s fastball. If he gets stronger, his stuff could tick up, but then there's the risk that his delivery would be compromised by adding mass. He is one of the most unique prospects in this class, but betting against pitchers this size is typically a sound practice.
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