Medium-sized, filled out frame. No projection. Thick lower half.
Clean over-the-top, downhill delivery. Starts on first base side
of the rubber. Medium leg kick. Stays balanced, medium recoil.
Fastball: 92-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Late
sinking movement. Can flatten out when arm tires.
Curveball: 81-83 mph. Average pitch, has
flashed plus in the past.
Changeup: 83-85 mph split changeup.
Notes: Drafted by Oakland in 2007 but opted to attend
Arizona St. Pitched for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League in 2009.
One of the top pitchers in college baseball in 2010, leading to
becoming a first round comp pick for the Cardinals. Suspended
for the post-season in 2011 for violation of team rules. In
April 2012, he was diagnosed with enchodroma, a benign tumor on
his pitching hand. Had surgery, resulting in a loss of control.
Released following the 2014 season and subsequently retired.
Returned to baseball in 2019. Built a "Field of Dreams" style
training facility in his backyard during COVID-19 which 15 pro
prospects attended at various times. Rebuilt his mechanics to
throw sidearm and was signed by Boston, pitching at the
Alternate Training Site.
Summation: Nice comeback story. Has some
potential as an opener or middle reliever. Likely profiles
as an up-and-down bullpen arm.
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