Physical Description: Tall,
lean frame with long levers. Needs to add strength, but has the
frame to support added weight. Good athleticism.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. High
leg left. Coils before coming forward. Arm swing behind; hides
the ball. Uses his height to get good extension. Has arm speed.
Some effort in delivery.
mph. Tops out at 95. Could add velocity as he physically
matures. Command and control need work. Potential above-average
Curveball: 75-78 mph. Long,
11-to-5 break. Advanced feel. Pitch shows depth and tight
rotation. Potential plus offering.
80-83 mph. Some drop. Good separation from fastball. Slows arm
some. Potential fringe-average offering.
Slider: Work in progress. Potential
Young for his class, drafted as a 17-year-old. Committed to
Oregon. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in 2021.
Earned a promotion to Salem following the end of the FCL season.
Summation: Early ingredients for a
potential back-end starter, but there is a wide gap between what
he is and what he could be. Already shows a four-pitch mix, with
his fastball and curveball showing the most potential. Needs to
improve his changeup and slider and physically mature to take
the next step in his development.
Note: This page will be updated with a
complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the
player in person.
Red Sox select Elmer Rodriguez with fourth-round pick