Physical Description: Average
frame, minimal remaining projection.
Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot from the third base
side of the rubber. Jerky, stiff delivery. High leg kick, stays
vertical. Shorter arm action with a stab behind. Stays on-line
to the plate. Quick arm.
mph. Tops out at 99 mph. Velocity increased in 2022 from 92-95
into the high-90s. Solid command and control profile. Pitch
shows life and bat-missing ability. Potential plus pitch.
Cutter: 90-92 mph. High spin rate with
strong pitch characteristics. Shows strong bat-missing ability
both in and out of the zone. Potential plus offering.
Slider: 87-89 mph. Short, horizontal movement.
Shape gets longer at lower velocities and is more cutter-like
when thrown harder. Can run into his cutter at times and is hard
to distinguish at higher velocities between the two.
Curveball: 80-84 mph. Short, vertical break.
Very quick downward action. Struggles to land in the zone for
strikes. Below-average potential. Did not use in 2022.
Changeup: 83-85 mph. Firm, inconsistent. Will
flash vertical drop on occasion. Below-average potential. Did
not use in 2022.
Career Notes: Not a
draft target out of high school, ended up at Hillsborough CC in
Tampa. Selected in the 23rd round, had no reported college
commitment. Pitched just once after July 30 in 2022 due to right
up-and-down reliever. Ceiling of a middle reliever. Stuff
increase in 2022 has significantly changed his profile, but
projection is a hedge pending his showing similar stuff when he
returns fro injury. At his best, will show two potential plus
pitches with bat-missing ability. Whether he can maintain these
gains remains to be seen, but now is a very intriguing potential
Scouting Report Update (3.10.2022)