Physical Description: Tall,
athletic frame with some projection. Looks the part.
Mechanics: Throws from a three quarters arm
slot from the first base side. Doesn't use a wind up and
utilizes a medium leg kick. Short arm action. Arm will drag
behind delivery at times. Some effort in delivery, but repeats
it well. Very quick arm with some deception. Ball jumps out of
Fastball: 93-96 mph. Tops out
at 98 mph. Above-average control, strong command profile. Pitch
shows life and jumps on hitters. Pitch has shown the ability to
miss bats. Potential plus-to-better offering.
Slider: 82-85 mph. Pitch shows 10-4 shape. When he gets
over it shows bite and bat missing potential. Doesn't
consistently get over pitch and will get on side and leave flat
and up in the zone. Potential above-average offering.
Changeup: 83-85 mph. Throws with deceptive arm
speed. Can pull the string with late fade at its best.
Inconsistent at times, feel comes and goes. Threw a
fringe-average show-me changeup in college, but pitch has
already shown signs of development early in his pro career.
Potential above-average offering
Curveball: 74-78 mph. Work in progress. Long,
11-5 shape. More of a spinner, but has the potential to continue
to improve. Fringe-average offering.
Notes: 2019 Golden Spikes finalist. Naval
commitment could prevent him from pitching for two years
starting in November 2019 unless US Department of Defense
requisite service academy athlete policy. Participated in Fall
Instructional League in 2019.
Has the potential to develop into a number three or four
starter. Naval commitment clouds his projection as he could miss
two seasons of development. Strong pitchability, already showing
the makings of a four pitch mix with three of them showing
above-average potential already. Outstanding makeup, strong work
ethic. Type of person every organization strives to have.