September 17, 1994
Carneys Point, NJ
5th round, 2016; 32nd round, 2013 by KC
School: Gloucester Catholic (NJ)
ETA: Mid 2019
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Physical Description: Sturdy, filled-out pitcher’s frame.
Doesn’t have any projection left. Has filled out considerably in his upper
body since he signed. Solid lower half that looks like it could withstand
a starter’s workload.
Mechanics: Throws from a
low-three quarters arm slot, starting in the middle of the rubber.
Significant amount of effort in his delivery. Loud pre-pitch with right
hand constantly moving by his side as he gets the sign. Brings glove up
high to his face then down and back up without using a full wind-up.
Effort starts when he brings his arm back and raises his elbows high, then
drops and drives, slinging the ball from a low arm slot. Delivery puts a
significant amount of stress on his arm and shoulder. Delivery is tough on
right-handed hitters due to low arm slot and position on rubber.
Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Velocity tails
off after the fourth inning down to 89-90 mph. Pitch has late arm-side run
and sink. When he keeps the pitch down in the zone, leads to a lot of weak
contact on the ground. Solid control. Still working on being able to
consistently command the pitch. Potential average offering in a starting
role. In a bullpen role could play up as his velocity could tick up in
shorter outings. Has reportedly worked on elevating a four-seam fastball
to change hitters’ eye levels.
Slider: 84-87 mph.
Was once a slower, slurvy pitch with 10-to-4 break, but has evolved into a
harder, sweepy breaking ball. Pitch lacks tilt, but has late bite. Has
shown bat missing potential against upper level hitters. Has strong feel
and confidence in the pitch. Willing to throw the pitch to both left and
right-handed hitters. Potential plus offering.
85-87 mph. Inconsistent at present and doesn’t use consistently in games.
At its best will show late fade and thrown with deceptive arm speed. Other
times is on the firm side and looks like a fastball he took something off.
Will be a key pitch for development going forward to get left-handed
hitters out. Potential fringe-average offering with refinement.
Career Notes: Was seen as a potential first-round pick
after a strong sophomore season, but struggled with injuries during his
junior year and saw his draft stock take a hit. Signed for $262,000 over
slot. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League. Nicknamed “The
Unicorn” in college. In 2017, ranked 9th in the minors in strikeouts and
11th in strikeouts per 9 innings.
Profiles best in a bullpen role. Could be valuable as a swingman, long
relief-type capable of coming in the fifth or sixth inning and throwing
two to three innings should he end up in the bullpen. Ceiling of a
back-end starter if he can develop his changeup or another third offering.
If his changeup takes a step forward, has the potential for three
average-or-better pitches with fastball and slider showing the most
potential. Strong makeup and work ethic. Combination of effort in delivery
and arm slot point towards long-term bullpen role, but will be developed
as a starter. Changeup development will be key to sticking as a starter as
a pitch best suited to get out left-handed hitters.