September 22, 1994
4th round, 2017 (BOS);
34th round, 2013 (CHC)
College: Oregon State
School: Central (OR)
Scouting Scratch (08.14.17)
Scouting Report Update (5.27.2020)
Scout Chatter (11.19.20)
Physical Description: Sturdy, filled-out
frame with a thick lower half. Does not have any physical projection
Mechanics: Throws exclusively from the
stretch, utilizing a high three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first
base side of the rubber and has a medium leg kick and short arm action.
Hides the ball behind his body until late. Quick arm, usually does a good
job keeping his line to the plate. Short-arms the ball somewhat.
Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Has shown
ability to sit 94-96 mph in shorter outings. Pitch is on the straight side
with fringy life. Could play up in a bullpen role. Potential above-average
offering with improved command and control.
83-85 mph. Pitch will flash above-average potential with late tumble.
Really falls off the table late. Showed improved feel with the offering
very quickly after adding it in 2018.
84-86 mph. 10-to-4 break. Can get on the loose side. Lacks feel. Potential
Changeup: Scrapped the
pitch in favor of the splitter in 2018. Was 83-86 mph. Inconsistent,
flashing average at times and below-average at others. At its best, was
thrown with deceptive arm speed and late drop and fade.
Curveball: May have scrapped this pitch as well in 2018. Sat
73-77 mph. Lagged behind other secondary pitches. Didnít consistently snap
it off and left it on the loose side.
Notes: Missed the majority of his sophomore college
season with a back injury. Returned to a decent 2016 season before taking
a major step forward in 2017. Made just four appearances in early 2019
before getting straining his right elbow, eventually undergoing Tommy John
surgery. Participated in 2020 Fall Instructional League.
Summation: Potential organizational
reliever. Ceiling of an up-and-down relief option. A lot depends on how he
comes back from Tommy John surgery. At his best, shows two potential
above-average pitches in his fastball and splitter. Lack of a third pitch
and command and control profile led to move to the bullpen in 2019, where
he profiles much better.