Physical Description: Skinny.
Probably a little bigger than listed weight but not by much.
Lots of room to add weight, but unclear if he will given his
age. Looks much younger than he is, made more confusing by his
relative age compared to his peers early in his career.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm
slot. Steps to first base side while pivoting, then comes up
with a high leg kick and coming to the plate. Very loose. More
of a thrower at present.
mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Will show some arm-side run and/or sink
at its best. Command and control of the pitch need work.
Slider: 80-82 mph. Best pitch. Flashes sharp,
11-to-5 break at its best. Can get sweepy when he fails to snap
it off. Comfortable throwing the pitch in any count to batters
of either hand. Command and control need improvement.
Changeup: 86-88 mph. Will on occasion show some
drop. Clear third pitch.
Curveball: May have thrown one or two in one
outing scouting. Need to see more of pitch. May just be sliders
thrown differently, but showed bigger, 12-to-6 break. Show-me
Career Notes: Signed at age 19
out of the Domincan. Skipped from the DSL in
2018 to Lowell in 2019. Participated in 2019 Fall Instructional
Summation: Intriguing arm, but
still very raw at present, especially for his age as an older
international free agent signing in 2017. Worked as a starter or
piggyback starter in 2019, which made sense to get him more
repetitions to make up for lost time, but his future is in the
bullpen. Fastball/slider combo could play in that role. Still
more of a thrower than a pitcher, as mechanics, control,
command, and finish on pitches are all very loose. Focusing for
shorter stints could benefit him in a role change, perhaps
working out of the stretch full time given that his wind-up is
basically adding a step to a stretch. Long way to go, but has a
ceiling of a middle-inning relief arm.