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
shorter, more horizontal shape; has longer, 10-to-4 break in the
lower part of velocity band. Potential average offering.
Notes: 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 seleted by the Red
Sox in the 2020 minor league Rule 5 Draft. Opened 2021 at the
Alternate Training Site.
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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