Physical Description: Average
frame. Has room to fill out, especially in his lower half as he
from a three-quarters arm slot. Simple mechanics. Does not use a
windup and has minimal movement before coming forward. Medium
leg kick. Typically stays on-line to the plate, but will fall
off to the first base side at times when he lands off-balance.
Fastball: 92-94 mph, touching 95 mph. Has
already added velocity from sitting 87-91 when he was drafted,
and has the frame to add more as he fills out. Pitch shows some
Slider: 83-85 mph. Plays well
north/south in conjunction with his fastball; fastball up in the
zone and slider down. Potential average pitch.
Curveball: 80-82 mph. Sweeping curveball. Shape varies,
but mostly 11-to-5. Inconsistent feel and will sometimes cast
the pitch when he does not snap it off. Has shown some
bat-missing potential. Potential average pitch.
Changeup: 78-80 mph.
Work in progress, clear fourth pitch. Lacks feel. Potential
Committed to Kennesaw State. Participated in Fall Instructional
League in 2019 and 2020.
Potential 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. Likely will rely on his
fastball-slider combo 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 at some
Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the
scouting team has seen the player in person
Scout Chatter (11.30.2020)