Physical Description: Tall,
filled-out frame. Body is on the soft side. Has filled out
considerably since signing. Minimal remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a high
three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the
rubber. Effortful delivery that he has smoothed out some. High
leg kick, long stride to home. Varies the timing of his
mechanics to put hitters off-balance. Long arm action with a
hook behind then whips it forward. Falls off to the first base
Fastball: 95-96 mph. Tops out at
98 mph. Pitch will show carry up and arm-side run or cut down.
Velocity has increased considerably since he sat 89-91 mph in
2018. Fastball command is a significant work in progress, as is
overall control. Struggles to get ahead of hitters and walks too
many. Potential plus fastball with refined command.
Slider: 83-86 mph. 10-to-4 shape usually, but
sometimes is more vertical. Does not consistently snap off, on
the loose side. Fringe-average potential.
Changeup: 86-89 mph. On the firm side. Looks
like a fastball he took something off of at times. Will flash
some drop on occasion. Clear third pitch that he does not throw
much out of the bullpen and may have scrapped as he has not
thrown it in multiple outings scouted in 2023. Was a potential
well below-average offering.
Signed with Boston just prior to his 17th birthday. Participated
in the Fall Instructional League in 2019. Selected to
participate in the Arizona Fall League in 2023.
Summation: Potential organizational depth reliever.
Ceiling of an up-and-down depth reliever. Has shown solid
velocity, but lack of command and control and inconsistent
secondary pitches limit upside. Will have to show more
consistency in order to be able to get more advanced hitters out
and show that he can consistently throw strikes. Stuff continues
to tick up and there's a chance it could continue to.
State of the System: Mid-Minors Pitchers (4.3.20)