Jamie Callahan Pitcher

     
 

Born: August 24, 1994
Hamer, SC
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2012
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Dillon (SC)

Photo © William Parmeter

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Trade Analysis (7.31.16)

Traded to the NY Mets with Stephen Nogosek and Gerson Bautista for Addison Reed (July 2017)

Physical Description: Solid pitcher’s frame. Looks listed height and weight. Strong lower half. Minimal physical projection remaining.

Mechanics: Throws almost directly over the top. Stiff, rigid mechanics with jerk in his delivery. Quick arm. Controlled and easy early in delivery, then dips and comes towards the plate. Drives hard off his posting leg. Delivery is off-putting for hitters. Gets good extension to the plate.

Fastball: 92-95 mph. We have seen him touch 96 mph, but has reportedly touched 98. Plus-to-better potential with late life due to extension. Pitch jumps on hitters. Velocity has increased since he entered the organization, but is inconsistent from outing to outing and has shown a tendency to decrease as the season has gone along. Pitch is on the straight side, but shows some downward action when he finishes his delivery. Command and control have improved greatly since he entered the organization. Average command profile long-term.

Splitter: 83-87 mph. Potential above-average pitch. Pitch looks like a fastball, then as has late dive down and away from left-handed hitters. Misses barrels, potential to be an out pitch at the big league level.

Cutter: 86-88 mph. Short, horizontal movement. Pitch has bite and has shown bat-missing ability. Tough to square up. Potential average-to-better offering.

Curveball: Shelved the pitch upon his move to the bullpen. Was 76-80 mph with solid-average potential and long, 12-to-6 break. When snapped off, showed tight rotation and good depth. Showed some feel for the pitch. 

Changeup: Pitch morphed into a splitter as he progressed through the system. Was 82-84 mph with fringe-average potential. Slowed arm. Was on the firm side.

Career Notes: Had committed to South Carolina prior to signing. Was very young for his draft class. Participated in 2013, 2014, and 2015 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Potential seventh-inning reliever profile. Has made significant progress since his move to the bullpen in 2015. Potential for plus-to-better fastball and above-average splitter with a cutter that can keep hitters honest. Upside depends on consistency with fastball command and continued development of secondary pitches.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2012 Dillon --- HS --- 17 7 1 0.875 0.89 --- --- --- 50.0 --- --- --- --- --- 113 --- --- 20.34
  2012 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 1 0 1.000 5.19 5 4 0 8.2 8 5 5 0 3 7 1.27 2.33 7.27
  2013 Lowell NYPL A Bos 18 5 1 0.833 3.92 13 12 0 59.2 48 27 26 4 17 54 1.09 3.18 8.15
  2014 Greenville SAL A Bos 19 3 13 0.188 6.96 25 25 0 108.2 137 95 84 12 66 89 1.87 1.35 7.37
  2015 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 7 6 0.538 4.53 31 6 3 89.1 94 52 45 4 33 94 1.42 2.85 9.47
  2015 Scottsdale AFL Fall Bos 20 0 0 --- 3.00 3 0 0 3.0 1 1 1 0 1 3 0.67 3.00 9.00
  2016 Salem Car A+ Bos 21 5 3 0.625 3.29 36 0 7 65.2 53 30 24 1 38 63 1.39 1.66 8.63
  2016 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 21 0 0 --- 0.75 12 0 0 12.0 11 1 1 0 3 12 1.17 4.00 9.00
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 22 4 1 0.800 1.38 10 0 2 13.0 8 2 2 0 0 20 0.62 Inf 13.85
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 1 1 0.500 4.03 22 0 4 29.0 28 14 13 2 13 36 1.41 2.77 11.17
  2017 Las Vegas PCL AAA NYM 22 1 1 0.500 1.80 9 0 1 10.0 12 5 2 2 4 10 1.60 2.50 9.00
  2017 New York NL MLB NYM 22 0 0 0.000 4.05 9 0 0 6.2 7 4 3 0 1 5 1.20 5.00 6.75
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 15, 2012 by Quincy Boyd
Signing Bonus: $600,000
MiLB Debut: July 31, 2012 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 2, 2017 (NYM)
     
  Awards
2012 Gatorade South Carolina High School Player of the Year
NY-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (July 22-28, 2013)
NY-Penn League Pitcher of the Week (July 29 - August 4, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 22-28, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 29 - August 4, 2013)

 

  

 
 

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