July 5, 1994
37th round, 2015
College: Alabama - Birmingham
School: Sparkman (AL)
Photo © John Silver
Scouting Report Update 6.16.2020
Physical Description: Sturdy build with
no physical projection remaining. Looks listed height and weight.
Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot.
Starts on the third base side of the rubber. Stiff, compact delivery with
short arm action and medium leg kick. Vertical finish. Average arm speed.
Fastball: 91-93 mph. Pitch
shows life up in the zone. Command and control still need improvement. Has
struggled to throw strikes at times.
mph. Short, horizontal break. Cutter-like at higher velocities. Has shown
Changeup: 80-82 mph. Straight, shows
late drop. Tends to slow arm.
Was a two-way player at UAB, playing outfield as well as relieving, and
was named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Watch List. Tired
of finding places to live at stops up the minor league ladder, purchased
an RV with his wife after the 2018 season and lives in it during the
season. Pitched final inning of a combined no-hitter on April 25, 2019 for
Portland, following Kyle Hart and Daniel McGrath.
Potential organizational relief arm. Lacks an above-average offering, but
fastball/slider combination could allow him to stick around for a while as
a useful relief arm. Needs to improve command and develop a true out pitch
to have a chance of developing into more than an org arm.