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Emmanuel Clase
Trending: ↑ 9%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 206LBS | Age: 22

MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great


2019 2 3 2.31 21 1 1 23.1 21 1.11
1 Season 2 3 2.31 21 1 1 23.1 21 1.11
2019 21 2-3 2.31 23.1 21 1.11
1 Season 21 2-3 2.31 23.1 21 1.11

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

2019 TEX AL 94 2 3 2.31 21 1 1 23.1 20 8 6 2 6 21 1.11
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report


Signed for $125,000 out of the Dominican Republic by the Padres in 2015, Clase didn't reach full-season ball until 2019 -- when he raced from high Class A to the big leagues in four months. Acquired by the Rangers in exchange for Brett Nicholas a year earlier, he posted a 2.31 ERA in 21 games with Texas and permitted just one earned run in his final 12 outings. After coming to the Indians along with Delino DeShields in return for two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber in December, he strained his lat during Spring Training and drew an 80-game suspension in May after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Clase's fastball has climbed from the upper 80s when he signed at age 16 to the mid-90s when he joined the Rangers to regularly topping triple digits last season. It now ranges from 97-102 mph, but what makes it unique is crazy cutting and riding action that makes it almost impossible for hitters to barrel. He can overpower hitters with an upper-80s slider with depth at times, though it sometimes flattens out into a slurve.

Clase generates his power arsenal with arm speed rather than effort in his delivery, though the movement on his fastball can make it difficult to harness at times. After averaging 4.2 walks per nine innings in three seasons in San Diego's system, he sliced that rate to 2.0 in two years with Texas. If he can make similar strides with his command, he could be a closer.

Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2019 345 66 3 4.5 86.4 3.2 27.3 .239 .364 .289 .291 .341 34.8 22.3 6.4 2.31 3.57
ALL 345 66 3 4.5 86.4 3.2 27.3 .239 .364 .289 .291 .341 34.8 22.3 6.4
MLB 43420 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.9 21.8 8.3


Team Date Transaction
05/01/2020 Cleveland Indians placed RHP Emmanuel Clase on the restricted list.
12/15/2019 Cleveland Indians traded RHP Corey Kluber and cash to Texas Rangers for RHP Emmanuel Clase and CF Delino DeShields.
11/04/2019 RHP Emmanuel Clase assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
08/02/2019 Texas Rangers selected the contract of RHP Emmanuel Clase from Frisco RoughRiders.
04/23/2019 Emmanuel Clase assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Down East Wood Ducks.
03/28/2019 RHP Emmanuel Clase assigned to Down East Wood Ducks from Spokane Indians.
03/10/2019 RHP Emmanuel Clase assigned to Texas Rangers.
05/07/2018 AZL Padres 2 traded RHP Emmanuel Clase to Spokane Indians.
06/12/2017 RHP Emmanuel Clase assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils from AZL Padres.
06/20/2016 RHP Emmanuel Clase assigned to AZL Padres.
05/29/2015 RHP Emmanuel Clase assigned to DSL Padres.
02/11/2015 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Emmanuel Clase to a minor league contract.