Description: Ideal pitcher's frame. No remaining projection. Mature, filled-out frame.
Mechanics: Mid-to-low three-quarters arm slot. Drop and
drive. Opens early with front side and has inverted W action. Quick arm.
Fastball: 93-95 mph when healthy. Hard cut in on
right-handers and sink. Average command. Sat 88-91 mph in brief 2018 Spring Training
look, which squared with reported 2017 velocity. Reportedly has hit as high as 100 mph
and sat in the high 90s during college, but hasn't reached that velocity
as a pro. Regardless, projects as plus at velocity shown in late 2018.
83-86 mph when healthy. Has advanced feel for pitch. Shows tilt and bit.
Can throw for strikes in the zone and get hitters to chase out of the
Sat just 77-78 mph in 2018
Changeup: 78-80 mph.
Fairly straight. Fringe-average potential. May already have scrapped the
Career Notes: Impressed scouts during a strong showing in the
Cape Cod League in 2016, but biceps tendinitis limited him during
his junior year at Seton Hall. Missed significant time in 2018 with back
issues and a shoulder impingement, but dominated during brief return late
in the season.
Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League.
Jumped over High-A to earn a promotion to Portland after 2019
spring training, but struggled badly at the level
and was sent down to High-A in May.
Future middle relief profile.
Has potential to move quickly, but biggest question marks are control and
to stay healthy. Has impressed with fastball/slider combination when
Notes from the Field (5.2.2018)
Scouting Scratch (10.18.2018)