Physical Description: Small,
undersized frame. Minimal projection even though he is on the
thin side. Could stand to add upper body strength.
Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters
arm slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber with hands
at his waist. Jerky, effortful delivery. High leg kick and
slight trunk twist. Slight stab behind before whipping his arm
forward. Loose, quick arm. Head whack. Some deception as he
keeps his arm hidden behind his body. Average extension. Repeats
Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out
at 95 mph. Pitch shows sink and cut on occasion when he drops
his arm slot. Does a good job keeping the ball down and
generates a lot of weak contact. Velocity tended to fall off in
later innings as a starter, but isn’t an issue out of the
bullpen. Fringe-average command. Has shown the ability at times
to command the pitch arm-side, but glove-side command is more
inconsistent. Potential average pitch.
79-83 mph. Advanced feel. 11-to-5 break. Elite spin rate, among
highest of players in the system. Pitch has tight rotation and
depth when he snaps it off. Has feel and confidence in offering.
Willing to throw in any count to hitters from both sides of the
plate. MLB-quality out pitch. Potential plus pitch.
Split-Finger Fastball: 87-88
mph. On the firm side and lacks separation from fastball. Will
show drop on occasion. Clear third pitch that is still in
development. Replaced changeup in repertoire. Potential
Notes: Older international signee at 18 years old, then
spent three years in the complex leagues before breaking out as
a starter in 2018 in Lowell. Was a candidate to be added to the 40-man
roster after the 2019 season, but was not added and was not
selected in the Rule 5 Draft. Participated in 2018 and 2020 Fall
Projects as an up-and-down reliever. Ceiling of a solid middle
reliever. Jerky, deceptive delivery and fastball/curveball
combination could play in the majors. Needs to improve fastball
command and control and improve consistency with his breaking
ball in order to reach his ceiling.
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