Physical Description: Average
frame. Has room to fill out, especially in his lower half as he
from a high three-quarters arm slot. Some effort in delivery.
Does not use a wind-up and has minimal movement before coming
forward. Medium leg kick, but shortens it from the stretch. Long
arm action with a slight stab behind. Will come across body at
times. Front side deception. Typically stays on-line to the
plate, but will fall off to the first base side at times when he
Fastball: 90-94 mph,
touching 95 mph. Has added velocity from sitting 87-91 when he
was drafted, and has the frame to add more as he fills out.
Pitch comes in downhill and shows some sink. Will show cut on
some occasions when he pronates his wrist. Advanced control for
his age, but command needs refinement. Potential average
Slider: 83-85 mph. Plays well
north/south in conjunction with his fastball, throwing fastball
up in the zone and slider down. Will show bat-missing ability.
Lacks tilt. Potential average pitch.
79-82 mph. Long, vertical breaking ball. Inconsistent. More of a
spinner at times than a power breaking ball with tight rotation
right now. Shape will vary at times. Inconsistent feel and will
sometimes cast the pitch when he does not snap it off. Potential
Changeup: 85-87 mph.
Good arm speed. Work in progress. Inconsistent feel. Will show
drop on occasion, but throws sparingly. Potential below-average
Career Notes: Committed to
Kennesaw State before signing for $125,000 over "slot" for a
late-round draftee. Participated in Fall Instructional League in
2019 and 2020.
up-and-down swingman type. Ceiling of a back-end starter. Shows
confidence and pitches with some swagger on the mound. Velocity
has already ticked up and could continue to do so. Development
of secondary pitches and command will be key for him to reach
his potential. There is a question of whether his delivery will
play in the rotation given it has some effort. Likely will rely
on his fastball/slider combination at higher levels unless he
makes improvements with his other pitches. Those two pitches
could play in a bullpen role if development necessities a move.
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