Physical Description: Average
build. On the thin side. Above-average athlete. Has some
projection left in his upper half and should add strength as he
Mechanics: Throws from a
high-three-quarters arm slot, starting on the first base side of
the rubber. Pronounced leg kick with large stride towards home
plate. Short arm action and hides the ball behind. Falls off to
the first base side post-delivery, sometimes significantly.
Effortful but not violent arm mechanics. With runners on base,
uses a much shorter leg kick.
91-94 mph, topping out at 95 mph. Has average life and is on the
straight side. Below-average command at present. Sat 88-92 mph
at Fall Instructs in 2020, down significantly from where he
reportedly sat before signing. Also showed a two-seam fastball
with late downward movement. Reportedly sat 93-96 mph and topped
out at 97-98 mph with his four-seam fastball prior to signing.
Potential average offering.
82-84 mph. Pitch shows late, downward movement. Can pull the
string on it and have it fall off the table late. Throws with
deceptive arm speed. Shows feel and confidence in the pitch.
Will throw to both righties and lefties in any count. Used to
throw a splitter also, but shelved that pitch in 2021. Potential
mph. Shorter, 10-to-4 shape. Pitch is inconsistent; does not
always snap it off. When he does, pitch has flashed bat-missing
ability. Can land for a strike or bury down and out of the zone.
Potential solid-average offering.
80-82 mph. Vertical with longer break. Potential fringe-average
Notes: Two-way player in high school who was also a
switch-hitting shortstop. Showed great range and athleticism at
short. Was reportedly overused on the mound. Pitched for Taiwan
in the 2017 U-18 World Cup. Went to Culture University out of
high school rather than enter the CBPL draft. Took a break from
pitching for two seasons to rest his arm. Returned to pitching
in 2019, dialing his fastball up to 98 mph. Was named MVP of the
2019 Asian Baseball Championship, where he was a teammate of
Tzu-Wei Lin. Did not pitch much in 2020 spring training because
team had him quarantine after arriving in Fort Myers during the
early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and camp was ended before
he could really take the mound. Participated in 2020 Fall
Instructional League, essentially his stateside debut. Was
promoted from the FCL to Low-A Salem after a single start,
largely based on a strong Extended Spring Training showing.
Summation: Potential up-and-down swingman
type with the chance to develop into a depth starter. Ceiling of
a back-end starting pitcher. Still has a wide range of outcomes,
as his stuff and arsenal are constantly evolving with each new
look. In the 2020 Fall Instructional League, his velocity was
down and none of his pitches projected as better than average.
In 2021, velocity started to tick back up and secondaries showed
more potential, but his velocity was still down from where he
was reportedly at before he signed. Has the potential for three
at-least-average pitches, but his frame is fairly slight to
handle the rigors of starting long-term and he has not yet shown
consistency with stuff from outing-to-outing and year-to-year.
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