Right-hander with a
muscular frame. No remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot.
Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Delivery has
effort. Starts with a wide base. Lot of moving parts in
delivery. Quick, live arm. Long arm action behind. Deception in
Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out
at 96 mph. Pitch jumps on batters who do not seem to get a good
look at it. High spin rate and shows swing-and-miss potential.
Pitch has late, rising action; has shown the ability to pitch
with it up in the zone. Command and control need work, as does
consistency from outing to outing. Potential plus offering.
Slider: 84-86 mph. Long, 10-to-4 break,
generally. Shape will vary as he adds or subtracts velocity.
Will drop arm slot and get on the side of the pitch too often.
Potential average offering.
Grew up a Red Sox fan. Entered college at 240 pounds, but lost a
lot of weight and now is extremely muscular, getting into
fitness enough that he maintains a personal fitness account on
social media. Pitched first two seasons at Daytona Beach
Community College. Acquired from the Cubs as the PTBNL from the
Josh Osich trade.
priority organizational reliever. Ceiling of an MLB
middle-reliever. Has a pretty wide gap between what he projects
as right now and his ceiling. Fastball has significant major
league potential, possessing many of the traits teams look for.
Hitters have a lot of trouble picking it up. Has shown the
ability to throw it up in the zone. Secondary offerings lag
behind and development of his slider will determine his
long-term potential. Slider needs refinement and improved
consistency, as it does not have the bat-missing ability of his
fastball and is not a pitch hitters need to worry about right
now. Intriguing player to get in the pitching development system
and work with.