Tall, large-framed right-hander with a filled-out lower half. No
Throws from a three-quarters arm slot, starting on the first
base side. Crouches before coming set. Effort in his delivery.
Long arm action. Quick arm. Gets good power from his lower half,
but could stand to incorporate it more efficiently. Head whack
and falls off hard to the first base side.
Fastball: 97-99 mph. Tops out at 100 mph.
Fastball has life and is usually on the straight side. Will mix
in a two-seam fastball in the mid-90s with some run and heavy
sink. Has shown bat-missing ability on occasion, but
consistently below-average command and control of the pitch has
held him back. When he hits his spots, pitch is tough to hit.
Potential plus offering with refined command and control.
Changeup: 89-91 mph.
Pitch has some sinking action, but is on the firm side. Lacks
movement for the most part. Inconsistent feel. Pitch has
improved some, but still projects as a below-average offering.
Slider: New pitch to his arsenal. Pitch shows
depth and late, vertical break, but is inconsistent. Does not
consistently snap off, but on occasion will snap off a good one
with nice shape. Potential fringe-average offering, but given
that it is relatively new, could improve as he uses it more.
Notes: Signed by the Mets at the age of 18. Used as a
starter early on in his career, had Tommy John surgery in May
2015 and returned as a reliever. Signed with the Reds in
November 2016; received an invitation to MLB Spring Training
with Cincinnati in 2018. Received an invitation to MLB Spring
Training with the Red Sox in 2020. Impressed at the Alternate
Training Site in 2020 and earned his first MLB call-up in
Summation: Projects as an emergency
up-and-down reliever due to his inconsistent secondary offerings
and command-and-control issues. Ceiling of a middle reliever if
he can find a bat-missing secondary pitch. Has the type of
fastball that stands out, and will be given every chance to
figure it out. Secondary offerings have improved some, but are