January 11, 1995
6th round, 2016
School: Woodcreek (CA)
Scouting Scratch: Nogosek, Gorst, Hunter Smith (8.10.16)
Scouting Scratch: Fall Instructs Part Three (10.4.16)
Description: Average pitcher’s frame. On the skinny side at
present, but doesn’t look to have the frame to support significant added
size. Solid athlete.
delivery. Starts on the first base side and throws from a high
three-quarters arm slot. Starts closed and has a quick, short delivery
during which he brings his leg up, crouches some, coiling up then
exploding towards the plate. Pitches downhill, quick arm. Gets some
deception from effort and quickness of his delivery.
Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Pitch shows life and
late sink. Can miss bats. Potential plus offering.
85-87 mph. Short, power slider with sharp horizontal break. Has feel and
confidence in pitch. Potential above-average offering.
Changeup: 84-86 mph. Clear third pitch. Will flash late fade on
occasion, but inconsistent. Could be effective as a change-of-pace pitch
designed to steal a strike. Potential below-average offering.
Career Notes: Flourished in a relief role at Oregon,
serving as the closer his junior year.
Projects as a middle reliever. Potential for two above-average pitches in
fastball and slider, both of which show bat-missing ability. Effort in
delivery and lack of third pitch limit him to bullpen role, but could move
quickly if the organization wanted to push him aggressively.