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. No wind-up. Lot of moving parts
in delivery. Long arm action behind where he shows the ball to
the batter before coming forward across his body. Lands hard on
his front side. Struggles to repeat delivery.
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Pitch has
late, rising action; has shown the ability to pitch with it up
in the zone. Command and control need significant work.
Struggles to throw strikes. Potential fringe-average offering.
Slider: 84-86 mph. Short, 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.
Throws often. Potential average offering.
Notes: 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 for
Josh Osich. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in
2021. Suffered an injury during spring training 2023 and
underwent Tommy John surgery. Expected to miss all of the 2023
mid-minors depth reliever. Ceiling of an organizational
reliever. Fastball has many of the traits teams look for, but
really struggled to control it in 2022. Secondary offerings
lag behind and development of his slider will determine his
long-term potential if he can figure out his control. 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.
Scouting Report Update (3.11.2022)