Kevin Steen XST  |  Pitcher


Age: 20
Born: July 24, 1996
Oak Ridge, TN
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Oak Ridge HS (TN)

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Physical Description: Average size, athletic. Looks listed height and weight of 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. Minimal projection remaining; doesnít have the frame to support much added size.

Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot from the third base side of the rubber. Controlled delivery. Doesnít use a wind-up. Starts with hands by chest; short arm action back, then long around and forward, almost with a shot put like motion. Not consistent with arm slot. Arm gets out ahead of the rest of his delivery often. Doesnít finish delivery consistently.

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Straight, lacks life. Doesnít get great plane on fastball. Well below-average control, doesnít miss enough bats. Struggles to locate arm side. Fringe-average potential.

Curveball: 72-76 mph. 11-to-5 shape. Shows feel for offering and will throw in any count. Long break, two-plane movement. Tends to roll to the plate, as he doesnít consistently snap off. Will flash average on occasion, but others will be well below-average. Fringe-average potential.

Changeup: 82-84 mph. Firm, looks like a fastball he takes something off at times. Will flash drop on occasion. Below-average potential.

Career Notes: Was also a stand-out basketball player in high school. 

Summation: Athletic right-hander was drafted as a projection play, but stuff hasnít ticked up and he is still very raw as a pitcher. Still has p\oor command and control profile and a fringy three-pitch mix. Lacks true put-away pitch and fastball is hittable. Already pitched in short season ball for three years and stuff will be tested by A-ball hitters. Will need to make significant improvements to get out of the low minors.

  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
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 17 0 1 0.000 4.50 3 2 0 6.0 8 4 3 0 2 5 1.67 2.50 7.50
  2015 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 3 1 0.750 1.82 6 3 0 24.2 18 8 5 1 4 24 0.89 6.00 8.76
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 18 1 0.000 3.38 7 7 0 32.0 29 12 12 1 16 23 1.41 1.44 6.47
  2016 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 3 5 0.375 5.37 14 14 0 67.0 70 44 40 4 42 41 1.67 0.98 5.51
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 7, 2014 by Danny Watkins
Signing Bonus: $255,000
MiLB Debut: August 16, 2014 (GCL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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