Physical Description: Tall,
long-limbed right-hander. Solid frame with minimal remaining
projection. Strong lower half. Looks the part.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot.
Medium leg kick. Arm stays behind body late to create deception.
Gets good plane on his pitches. Gets great extension towards the
plate, maximizing use of his frame. Fringy arm speed. Works very
Fastball: 86-90 mph. Does not have
overwhelming velocity despite imposing frame, but does a good
job cutting and sinking the pitch. Plus control with
above-average command. Needs to prove pitch can miss bats
against more advanced hitters. Fringe-average potential.
Changeup: 81-83 mph. Throws with deceptive arm
speed. Pitch shows late downward action. Has confidence in
pitch, will throw in any count. Average potential.
Cutter: 84-86 mph. Throws often and shows
strong feel. Short, horizontal break. Fringe-average potential.
Curveball: 73-75 mph. Long, loopy break.
Will change the shape and velocity of the pitch. Tends to slow
arm and cast the ball to the plate on occasion. Fringe-average
Slider: 80-81 mph. Added pitch in 2018. Will
show short, quick, 10-to-4 break. Clear fifth pitch that he
mixes in. Below-average potential.
Signed at age 17, moved from shortstop after signing.
Participated in the 2015 Fall Instructional League. Was a
surprise addition to the 40-man roster in November 2018 to
protect him from selection in the Rule 5 draft despite his
having just barely reached High-A. Was designated for assignment
during the 2019-20 offseason and cleared waivers. Started winter
2020-21 season in the Dominican Republic with three outstanding
starts before being shut down with an injury. Used in a
swingman/long relief role in Double-A in 2021. Played in the
2021 Olympics for the Dominican Republic, winning a bronze medal.
Summation: Profiles as an above-average organizational
arm. Ceiling of an emergency major league depth arm. Stuff is
fringy, but command and control profile and advanced ability to
sequence allow him to pitch above his raw stuff. Works very
quickly and can be used in any situation. Strong pitchability
and feel on the mound.
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