Bridge City, TX
12th round, 2018
High School: Bridge City (TX)
Photo courtesy of texassports.com
Short, average frame. Very athletic, minimal remaining
Mechanics: Throws from a high three
quarters arm slot from the third base side of the rubber. Simple
mechanics, compact delivery with little wasted motion. High leg kick. Very
quick arm. Has some effort in delivery, but repeats well.
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Pitch lacks plane and
straightens out up in the zone, but shows some life when down. Need to see
how his velocity holds deeper into outings, but held velocity throughout
in three inning start. Command and control need refinement. Potential plus
Curveball: 77-80 mph. Feel and confidence
in pitch. Willing to throw in any count to both right and left-handed
hitters. When he snaps off shows tight rotation and depth. 11-5 shape.
Potential average offering.
Slider: 82-85 mph.
Short, tight 10-4 break. Pitch is more horizontal than his curveball, but
shows bite. Potential above-average offering.
84-86 mph. Inconsistent movement. Firm, looks like a fastball that he took
something off at times. Will show drop on occasion. Fringe-average
Career Notes:Undrafted out of high
school. Pitched out of the Texas bullpen during his first two college
seasons. Moved to the rotation during his junior season, where hs stuff
did not play up. Pitched for Cotuit of the Cape Cod League during the
summer of 2017.
Summation: Intriguing arm who
bounced around between the bullpen and rotation at Texas. Very athletic
for a pitcher and repeats delivery well. Has the makings of a four pitch
mix with both his breaking balls showing potential. Changeup lags behind,
but could still be effective when sequenced correctly. Ability to command
and control fastball and hold velocity deep into games will be key to
stick as a starter. If he canít stick in the rotation fastball/breaking
ball combination could be interesting in a 7th or 8th inning role