Physical Description: Tall, sturdy pitcher's frame.
Heavier than listed. Thick lower half. No remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a high three-quarters arm
slot from the first base side. 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
Fastball: 93-95 mph. In the
past, has sat 94-97 and 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.
Slider: 83-86 mph. Short, hard 11-to-5 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 above-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. Below-average
potential, but lacks consistency and has rarely thrown in
outings scouted in 2022.
Changeup: Scrapped in favor of the
splitter in 2018. Was 90-93 mph. Looked like a fastball he took
something off of. Work in progress, lacked separation from
fastball. Had below-average potential.
Notes: Participated in Fall Instructional League in
2016 and 2018.
Summation: Projects as a
mid-minors depth relief arm. Ceiling of a Triple-A
organizational reliever. Fastball has shown impressive velocity
in the past, but lacks command and needs either his slider or
splitter to take a step forward.
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