Physical Description: Tall
right-hander with a mature frame. No remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm
slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. Effort in
delivery. Long arm action with a stab behind before he pauses
briefly as he comes forward.
93-96 mph. Tops out at 98 mph. Pitch has life and has shown the
ability to miss bats. Command and control need work, but
overpowering stuff can compensate if he only gets to
below-average command. Potential plus offering.
Slider: 79-83 mph. Really snaps it off at times with
tight, two-plane break, but on other occasions will cast the
pitch, leading to looser shape. At higher velocities, pitch has
a shorter, more horizontal shape; it has a longer, 10-to-4 break
in the lower part of the velocity band. Potential average
Tore his UCL in high school but
rehabbed the injury and did not have surgery. Signed with the
Diamondbacks in 2016 out of the independent Frontier League. Was
cut in training camp and went back to the Frontier League
briefly before signing with the Yankees in May 2017 at age 25.
Was selected by the Red Sox in the 2020 minor league Rule 5
Draft. Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site. Received a
non-roster invitation to MLB spring training in 2022.
Summation: Potential up-and-down reliever.
Ceiling of a fifth-/sixth-inning arm who slots in as one of the
last few members of a pitching staff. Future potential is tied
up in improving his command. Has MLB-quality stuff, but command
needs to take a step forward.
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