LHP Adam Macko, 7th round (216th overall) - Seattle Mariners
With their seventh round (216th overall) pick, the Seattle Mariners have selected LHP Adam Macko.
Hometown: Stony Plain, Alta.
Born: Bratislava, Slovakia
Height/Weight: 6’ 0” 180 lbs.
College Commitment: Purdue University
Team: Vauxhall Academy.
Coach: Les McTavish
Previous Teams: Kansas City Royals Scout Team, Rawlings Southeast 17u National, Spruce Grove White Sox, Parkland Twins, Greystones Mariners.
Previous Coaches: Matt Dickson, Kevin Inch, Rob Boik.
The most influential people in his life: “Are my parents -- Milena Mackova and Vladimir Macko -- as they push me mentally and physically to do better by motivating me by their actions rather than their words.”
Twitter Handle: @adaaam_15
Scout (s): Lee McTavish, Alex Ross
Slot Money: $203,400
By Vinnie Cervino
Rawlings Southeast National battled the Indiana Bulls Black to a 0-0 draw as all pitchers in the game were very impressive, including the aforementioned Short. Adam Macko (2019, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada) and Will Childers (2019, Evans, Ga.) combined to complete the shutout on Rawlings’ end of things and both pitchers were very impressive.
Macko has done nothing but carve hitters up at PG events, including during this event last year when he tossed a no-hitter in pool play, and he did more of the same on Monday afternoon. The lefthander worked up to 89 mph with his fastball and lived in the 85-88 mph range while working to both sides of the plate with short sink. Everything works well through the simple delivery, with looseness to the motion and arm stroke as he delivery fastballs consistently in the lower third of the zone for strikes. Macko generated lots of weak contact on the day with weakly struck ground balls and also showed a nice curveball in the 68-70 mph range with feel and shape. The Purdue commit has a degree of polish and should only gain in terms of velocity with his projectable frame.
Perfect Game (Scouting Report #2)
By Vinnie Cervino
Purdue commit Adam Macko (2019, Stony Plain, Alberta) had a strong showing on the bump during a playoff win and has a lot of projectable tools on the mound. The lefthanded arm has a very fluid and easy delivery with a simple leg lift exclusively out of the stretch as he delivers on time and pounds the strike zone. The arm stroke is loose, clean, and on time as he whips it through the arm circle well. Macko worked in the 86-88 mph range throughout the performance as he mixed in a breaking ball in the 70-72 mph range with high spin rates. The offering showed traditional 1-to-7 shape and he landed the pitch for strikes with depth. Macko also flashed a changeup at 78 mph but turned in a very strong performance and is a projectable, young arm.
2018 season, East Cobb Invitational: Put up six zeroes striking out seven, giving up four hits and a walk, while hitting 91 mph ... Pitched three scoreless allowing one hit and a walk, striking out four at WWBA 2019 Grads or 17U National Championship qualifier … Area Code Games at Blair Field in Long Beach: Pitched two scoreless innings — six up, six down — for the Royals, throwing less than 20 pitches … Rawlings Southeast 17u National: Worked seven scoreless, fanning 12, walking one and allowing two hits, hitting 91 MPH ... Perfect Game Summer Showdown: Pitched six innings striking out six allowing one run and three walks at in LakePoint Sports Complex at Cartersville, Ga. ... Shared Reno Lizzi Underclassman scholarship award with Chase Florendine at Vauxhall.
2017 season: Was 1-0 with an 0.30 ERA striking out 29 in 22 innings to earn a spot on the annual PG Tournament All-American Team ... Threw no hitter at 17u WWBA National Championship ... Impressed at 17U PG Summer Showdown ... Same for the 16U PG Summer Showdown.
2019 Honours: PG Preseason All-American and All-Region Team All Region 1st Team for Canada/Puerto Rico
2018 Honours: PG Preseason Underclassmen All American Team High Honorable Mention ... Made 17U Perfect Game-East Cobb Invitational tournament team ... All-tourney honours at WWBA 2019 Grads or 17U National Championship ... Likewise for the 17U PG Summer Showdown ... Earned spot for Rawlings Southeast 17u National at all-tourney team at Perfect Game Summer Showdown ... Earned all-tourney honours at 17U First Team Pitching
2017 Honours: Named all tourney team 17U PG Summer Showdown ... Was all-tournament at for the 16U PG Summer Showdown.