Large-framed reliever. Filled out, no remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm
slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Max effort
delivery. High leg kick. Short arm action back and long coming
forward. Struggles to maintain consistent mechanics.
Fastball: 94-96 mph. Tops out at 98 mph. Pitch
shows life up in the zone, but really struggles with command and
control. Lacks feel and struggles to keep the pitch in the zone
from outing to outing. Potential above-average offering with
significant improvement of command. Wide gap between velocity
grade and command grade.
mph. Lacks tilt. Horizontal and short. Has shown bat-missing
ability when he keeps it around the zone. Lack of consistency
brings down pitch grade. Fringe-average potential.
Curveball: 84-86 mph. Short, vertical break.
Does not throw often. Below-average potential.
Notes: Raw for his age. Missed time in 2013 with a
slipped disc in his neck. Missed 2014 and 2015 seasons following
Tommy John surgery. Missed time in 2016 following labrum
surgery. Pitched at the Alternate Training Site in 2020.
Re-signed with the organization prior to becoming a minor league
free agent in 2020. Began 2021 at the Alternate Training Site.
Missed just under three months of the 2021 season with an
undisclosed injury. Once again re-signed with the organization
following the 2021 season prior to reaching minor league free
agency. Opened the 2022 season on the IL with the same
undisclosed injury as the previous season and missed the first
Summation: Minor league depth
arm. When at his best, will show major league-quality stuff, but
lack of command and control and consistency limits current
potential. Will need to make significant strides in those areas
to get out of the high minors.
Scouting Report Update (3.5.2022)