Physical Description: Tall
left-hander with a strong frame. Minimal remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws over the top. Max-effort
delivery. Very quick arm. Stiff, vertical delivery. Medium leg
kick. Rigid, deceptive arm action. Keeps arm behind before
coming forward. Violent head whack, is looking at third base
when he releases the ball. Falls off hard to the glove side.
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97. Live
fastball that has shown the ability to miss bats. Ball jumps on
hitters. In the early stages of developing command and control,
both currently well-below average. Potential plus pitch.
Curveball: 83-86 mph. Short, vertical break.
Plus spin rate. At its best, shows depth and bite. Still
developing consistency with the pitch. Potential above-average
Changeup: 85-87 mph. Pitch
shows late drop. Did not throw in outing scouted in 2021. Will
flash average potential.
Career Notes: Struggled as a
freshman at Tulane, but emerged as the team's closer late in his
sophomore season. Pitched in 1 game in the Cape Cod League in
2018. Signed following his sophomore season to an over-slot
deal. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019 and
Summation: Potential up-and-down
emergency reliever. Ceiling of an MLB middle reliever. Gap
between from current projection and ceiling is driven by
concerns about delivery and command and control profile.
Struggles to throw strikes and current command is poor. Low
floor, decent chance he will not throw enough strikes to get out
of the minors. Pitch data is very impressive and grades out well
in models. Both fastball and breaking ball have above-average
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