Orioles selected McFarland in the 2013 Rule 5 draft from the Cleveland Indians. Good control and command, good movement on his pitches, deceptive delivery and does a solid job at keeping hitters off-balance. Average arsenal that did not see a significant increase from a move to the bullpen in 2013. Could be a strong LOOGY out of the bullpen. Looks to be strictly a reliever at this point, although Orioles still may look to stretch him out at AAA in 2014.
FB: 87-90 mph while occasionally hitting 91-92 mph. Good life and tailing action, works mostly off his fastball
CH: 79-83 mph with average fade. Commanded well, but lacks deception that FB and SL offer
SL: 77-82 mph that is long and sweeping. Deceptive pitch that more often than not has crispness and command. Strong pitch against lefties