Short, average frame. Very athletic, quick feet. No remaining
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 delivery.
94-96 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. Has shown the
ability to hit 97 mph after five innings of work when he reaches
back. Velocity could play up even more in short bursts. Average
control, but below-average command at present. Potential
above-average pitch with refined command.
78-81 mph. 11-to-5 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.
Will take something off it and throw it in the 74-76 mph range
at times, but pitch is best in the high 70s. Potential
84-87 mph. Short, tight, 10-to-4 break. Pitch is more horizontal
than his curveball, but shows some bite. Struggles to land in
the zone consistently. Potential fringe-average offering.
Changeup: 84-87 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. Did not miss time for the procedure
due to the canceled season, although he did not pitch at Fall
Instructs as a result. Participated in the 2022 Winter Warm-Up.
Moved into a bullpen role in 2022.
Potential emergency major league depth reliever. Ceiling of a
middle reliever. Fastball and curveball show the most potential
in arsenal. Very athletic and repeats delivery well. Throws four
pitches, but only two project as anything more than show-me
pitches against more advanced hitters.
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