Physical Description: Short, average frame.
Athletic, quick feet. No remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a high-three-quarters arm slot
from the third base side of the rubber. Simple mechanics.
Compact delivery with little wasted motion. High leg kick with
no runners on base. With runners on, streamlines delivery with
an abbreviated leg kick. Very quick arm. Has some effort in
Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out
at 97 mph. Pitch lacks plane and straightens out up in the zone.
Below-average life and does not miss as many bats as you would
expect given the velocity. Fringe-average control, but
below-average command profile. Potential average pitch with
Curveball: 77-79 mph.
12-to-6 shape. Has feel and confidence in the pitch. Willing to
throw in any count to both right- and left-handed hitters. Shows
tight rotation and depth when he snaps it off. Potential
mph. Short, tight, 10-to-4 break. Looks cutterish at times.
Pitch is more horizontal than his curveball, but shows some
bite. Struggles to land in the zone consistently. Potential
Changeup: 88-90 mph. Inconsistent movement.
Firm; looks like a fastball that he took something off of at
times. Will show drop on occasion. Clear fourth pitch, only uses
as a change of pace offering and to steal a strike. Limited
bat-missing ability. Below-average potential.
Career Notes: Undrafted out of high school.
Pitched out of the Texas bullpen for two college seasons before
moving into the rotation for his junior season. Stuff
unexpectedly ticked way up after signing in 2018, likely
surprising even the organization, but only pitched in short
stints after increased spring workload and Texas' run to the
College World Series. Suspended for 50 games at the outset of
the 2019 season for a second failed drug test. Participated in
the Fall Instructional League in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Underwent
a procedure on his knee in roughly May 2020. While he did not
miss time because of the procedure due to the canceled season, he did
not pitch at Fall Instructs as a result. Participated in the
2022 Winter Warm-Up. Moved into a bullpen role in 2022. Pitched
briefly in the Dominican Republic in the 2022-23 offseason but was
released early on to make room for other players on the roster.
Received a non-roster invitation to MLB spring training in 2023.
Summation: Projects as a solid
organizational depth arm. Ceiling of an emergency major league
depth reliever. Fastball and curveball show the most potential
in arsenal. Athletic and repeats delivery well, but lacks
consistency and may not miss many bats against major league
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