November 25, 1993
2nd round, 2013 ; 2nd round 2012 by NYM
College: Seminole State (OK)
School: Fort Worth
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Tijuana (Mexican League) (Feb. 2020)
Physical Description: Solid pitcher's build with room for
growth. Good athlete. On the thin side at present. Will be able to add
strength without sacrificing athleticism.
Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Uses a drop-and-drive delivery with
a stab behind. Loose arm. Controlled, repeatable delivery. Has some
trouble pitching downhill. Good timing in delivery, arm comes through in
sync with body. Rhythmic delivery. Can lose his arm slot and release
Fastball: 90-93 mph. Has topped out at 95
mph in the past. Pitch is on the straight side and hitters seem to get a
good look at it. Average potential. Average command, but above-average
control. Throws strikes, doesn’t walk many hitters.
83-85 mph. Inconsistent shape. At its best will show tilt and tight break.
10-to-4 movement. Has feel for pitch. Confident throwing it in any count.
Doesn’t miss enough bats. Below-average potential.
Changeup: 84-86 mph. Throws with similar arm speed to his
fastball. Shows fade on some occasions, sink on others. Effective when he
finishes the pitch and buries it down in the zone. Inconsistent pitch, can
be on the firm side. Below-average potential.
Curveball: 74-76 mph. 11-to-5 break. Flashes tight rotation and
depth, but inconsistent. On the loose side generally. Doesn’t always
finish the pitch and snap it off. Can throw to steal strikes, but more of
a pitch to keep hitters honest and show them something different.
Career Notes: Originally
agreed to a $1.1-million signing bonus, but eventually signed for $915,000
when his physical revealed that he had been born without a right pectoral
muscle. Lack of this muscle does not adversely affect him on the mound at
all. Struggled with a shoulder issue in the 2018-19 off-season,
causing him to miss the start of the 2019 season.
Summation: Projects as an
organizational depth arm. Won’t be flashy, but will throw strikes and
utilize four-pitch mix to get outs. Lacks an above-average offering, which
limits upside. Fastball and slider combination shows most potential.
Understands how to pitch. Strong makeup.