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 from a three-quarters
arm slot. Works exclusively from the stretch. Starts on the first base
side of the rubber. Considerable amount of effort in his delivery. Has a
medium leg kick and short arm action back, but is long coming forward.
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: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Showed ability
to sit 94-96 mph prior to 2019 Tommy John surgery. Pitch is on the
straight side with fringy life. Velocity was up from 90-93 mph in Fall
Instructs 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early 2019. Well
below-average command. Pitch is straight and lacks life. Potential average
offering with improved command and control.
84-86 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, but struggled with the pitch at Fall
Instructs in 2020. Potential below-average offering.
Slider: 83-85 mph. 10-to-4 break. Can get on the loose side.
Lacks feel. Potential below-average offering.
Scrapped 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: Scrapped this pitch as well in 2018. Sat 73-77 mph.
Lagged behind other secondary pitches. Did not consistently snap it off
and left it on the loose side.
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. Moved to the bullpen in 2019 and made just four appearances before
injuring his right elbow and eventually undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Participated in 2020 Fall Instructional League.
Projects as a mid-minors depth reliever. Ceiling of an organizational
reliever. Velocity has not come all the way back after Tommy John surgery.
Feel for secondaries and command/control are lacking, so future projection
is murky. At his best pre-surgery, showed 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