Physical Description: Tall,
sturdy frame. Thick lower half. Will have to watch his body as
he gets older. Minimal remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws almost directly over the top. Gets
good extension. Jerky delivery with considerable effort. Arm is
short back and long coming forward. Stiff arm action. Quick arm
that can get out of sync with the rest of his delivery.
Inconsistent release point. Has a head whack and falls off hard
to the first base side. Very tough angle for hitters and gets a
lot of deception with all the moving parts in his delivery.
Fastball: Sits 93-95 mph. Tops out at 98
mph. Pitch shows plus carry up in the zone. Has the traits teams
look for in a fastball and has shown substantial bat-missing
ability in the low minors. Command and control need major work.
Struggles to get ahead and walks too many hitters. Pitch lacks
consistency from outing to outing. Potential plus-to-better
Curveball: 82-85 mph. Will flash
depth and tight rotation. Potential average offering.
Slider: 88-91 mph. Shorter, more horizontal
shape. Potential fringe-average offering.
Career Notes: Highly regarded
coming out of high school. Was named an Under Armour
All-American his senior year. Missed 2020 after undergoing elbow
surgery after suffering an injury during the summer of 2019.
Played on the Cape Cod League with Cotuit after the 2019 and
2021 seasons. Participated in the Fall Performance Program in
2021. Missed the first month-and-a-half of the 2022 season with
an undisclosed injury. Selected to participate in the Arizona
Fall League in 2023.
Potential up-and-down reliever. Ceiling of a middle reliever.
Has intriguing raw stuff, but has a long way to go, especially
with his command and control and finding consistency with his
mechanics. Has missed considerable time with injuries and
struggled with control throughout his career. Has the size, arm
strength, and the type of fastball teams look for. Key for
development now is focusing on how to harness his stuff.
Notes from the Field (4.27.23)