7/25/21 Cape Cod- Inconsistent command limited McFarlane to 34 innings as a 2YR FR this spring, but he showed flashes of brilliance this summer, reminding scouts why he was such a high-profile recruit for Miami two years ago. A lean, high-waisted 6-foot-4, 205-pounder with a loose, whippy three-quarters arm action, McFarlane has plenty of room to add strength to his frame, but he already flashes 94-96 mph velocity, though he worked at 91-93 in our viewing this summer. The fastball plays up thanks to plus spin rates in the 2500s and running life to his glove side, but he scattered it in this look. We also saw the makings of an above-average slider at 80-84 mph with a high spin rate into the 2700s, and Holliday said he also throws a curveball, though the two pitches can blend together, and his feel for the breaking stuff was inconsistent in our look. McFarlane needs to refine his secondary stuff and his command, but his projectable frame, loose arm action and sometimes-explosive fastball gives him an exciting ceiling.