August 24, 1994
12th round, 2016
College: Georgia Tech
School: Johns Creek (GA)
Scouting Scratch: Nogosek, Gorst, Hunter Smith (8.10.16)
Description: Average, filled-out pitcher’s frame. Sturdy lower
half, solid build. Minimal physical projection remaining.
Mechanics: Starts on the first base side of the rubber and throws
from a high three-quarters arm slot. Stiff, upright delivery with effort.
Arm action is short behind and doesn’t come through clean. Solid arm
speed. Jerky delivery and short arm action provide some deception.
Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Average life, solid control.
Pitch is straight when up, but shows some natural cut due to wrist wrap at
times. Potential average offering.
80-82 mph. 10-to-4 movement. Will show some bite and depth. Has shown the
ability to bury down and away to righties. Uses primarily against
85-87 mph. Late, short, horizontal movement. Solid feel. Can throw for
81-82 mph. Shows late fade. Throws primarily to left-handed hitters.
Struggled with bone spurs in his elbow during his sophomore season at
Georgia Tech, but rebounded with a very impressive junior season as Tech’s
closer. Received lone “above-slot” bonus among post-10th round draftees in
Red Sox 2016 draft class, albeit just $15,000 above the $100,000 mark.
Summation: Relief-only profile due to delivery and
arsenal. Projects as an organizational arm due to lack of above-average
offering and inability to miss bats.