Physical Description: Tall, sturdy pitcher's frame.
Heavier than listed. Thick lower half. Minimal remaining
Mechanics: Throws from a
three-quarters arm slot from the first base side. Very quick
arm. High-effort, hard-to-repeat delivery with a lot of moving
parts. Does not effectively incorporate his lower half. Starts
in the stretch with his hands set at his waist. Utilizes a
medium leg kick and has a long arm swing behind before landing
on a stiff front leg and falling off to the first base side.
Will cut delivery off at times and struggles to stay in line to
the plate. Inconsistent release.
94-97 mph. Has reportedly topped out at 100 mph. Lacks life, on
the straight side. Velocity has steadily increased since he
signed. Sat 91-93 mph during 2016 Fall Instructional League and
then was 93-95 mph during 2017 Spring Training. Has the velocity
to overpower hitters in the low minors, but well-below average
command profile will be tested at higher levels. Pitch can miss
bats, but command and control have a long way to go.
Plus-to-better velocity, but pitch plays closer to above-average
due to lack of command and life.
84-87 mph. Short, hard 10-to-4 break. Inconsistent release and
shape. Struggles to consistently stay over the ball and land it
for strikes. Will wrap the ball and yank glove side. At its
best, pitch with flash average potential with depth.
Splitter: 87-89 mph. Hard late tumble down in
the zone when at its best. Pitch is inconsistent, but has
already shown more potential than his changeup. Will flash
average potential, but lacks consistency.
Scrapped in favor of the splitter in 2018. Was 90-93 mph. Looked
like a fastball he takes something off of. Work in progress,
lacked separation from fastball. Had below-average potential.
Career Notes: Participated in Fall
Instructional League in 2016 and 2018.
Projects as a mid-minors depth arm. Ceiling of a Triple-A
organizational reliever. Fastball shows impressive velocity, but
lacks command and needs either his slider or splitter to take a
step forward. Significant gap between what he is now and he
could be if he can ever learn to harness his stuff and locate
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