Chris Machamer Pitcher

     
 

Born: June 4, 1997
North Canton, OH
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 16th round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: Kentucky
High School: Massillon (OH)

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Released (May 2020)

Physical Description: Solid frame. Sturdy lower-half. Minimal remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a high-three quarters arm slot from the third base side. Delivery has effort. Long arm action with a stab behind. Rocks back, then is quick coming forward. Some deception with his front side. Doesnít consistently repeat his delivery and has trouble maintaining a consistent release point.

Fastball: 90-92 mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Can dial up his velocity when necessary. Has shown more velocity in the past in a bullpen role. Pitch shows sink when down in the zone. When left up, pitch is straight and very hittable. Lacks life. Below-average command and control profile at present. Hasnít shown bat-missing ability in a starting role. Potential fringe-average pitch.

Cutter: 85-87 mph. Short, horizontal movement. Pitch shows bite at its best. Showed the most potential of any secondary pitch he showed during tbe 2019 season. Potential average offering.

Curveball: 78-80 mph. Vertical, long, 11-to-5 shape. Doesnít consistently finish, but when he does, pitch shows depth. Used to throw much slower, slurvy version. Below-average potential.

Splitter: 82-84 mph. Throws sparingly. Pitch is on the firm side. Lacks feel. Shows fade on occasion. Lacks separation from his fastball.

Career Notes: Served as Kentucky's closer in 2018. Signed for $88,000 over slot as a draft-eligible sophomore. Pitched 2 games for Brewster in the Cape Cod League in 2018 after being drafted and before signing. Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League.

Summation: Currently profiles as a minor league depth arm. Delivery and arsenal point to a long-term bullpen role. Has the frame to start, but secondary stuff and command and control need refinement. Hasnít shown the ability to consistently miss bats at a rate necessary to succeed against more advanced hitters. Stuff could play up in a bullpen role.
 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2017 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 20 2 0 1.000 3.18 24 0 1 34.0 20 13 12 2 14 39 1.00 2.79 10.32
  2018 Kentucky NCAA Coll --- 21 2 1 0.667 3.06 23 0 10 35.1 29 13 12 3 9 38 1.08 4.22 9.68
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 1 2 0.333 2.60 10 10 0 34.2 41 15 10 1 10 26 1.47 2.60 6.75
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 22 4 8 0.333 6.10 20 20 0 93.0 118 68 63 12 43 55 1.73 1.28 5.32
   
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
July 6, 2018 by John Pyle
Signing Bonus: $213,000
MiLB Debut: July 16, 2018 (Lowell)
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