September 22, 1997
free agent (July 2014)
Notes from the Field (3.29.17)
Scouting Scratch (08.16.17)
Scouting Report Update (3.31.20)
Physical Description: Average athlete
with a skinny frame and some remaining projection. Lower half has filled
out some since signing. Looks taller than his listed 5-foot-11.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Short
arm action. Effort in delivery. Significant recoil after pitch. Generates
some deception as he turns his back to the hitter before coming to the
Fastball: 90-92 mph. Command and control
have improved significantly since move to the bullpen, but still will come
and go from outing-to-outing. Relies heavily on the pitch and will mix in
Changeup: 79-82 mph. Inconsistent,
but still his best secondary offering. Shows late drop with deceptive arm
speed when he has it working well. Potential fringe-average offering.
Curveball: 75-79 mph. Lacks feel for the pitch.
Doesn’t consistently snap the pitch off. Tends to roll to the plate with
1-to-7 shape. Work in progress. Below-average potential.
Summation: Move to the bullpen has significantly improved his
outlook, but still profiles as a mid- to upper-minors relief arm. Needs to
continue improving command/control. Stuff needs to take a step forward
before he can profile as a potential major league relief arm.