Athletic, sturdy frame. Filled out with minimal remaining
Mechanics: Throws from a
three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the
rubber. Medium leg kick. Short arm action with some effort in
the back. Does a good job repeating his mechanics, but release
point can get inconsistent. Hides the ball well.
Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 95. Fastball velocity
reportedly constantly increased during college; did not touch 90
when he first matriculated at USC. Above-average spin rate. Has
shown the ability to pitch at the top of the strike zone and
miss bats. Has the fastball traits analytically-inclined teams
look for. Average potential.
85-87 mph. Pitch shows late drop. Will cut it at times also.
Slider: 83-85 mph.
10-to-4 shape with two-plane movement. Sometimes struggles to
land in the zone, but will flash depth and bat-missing ability.
Career Notes: Did not receive
any scholarship offers coming out of high school. Enrolled at
Southern California and joined the club baseball team. Tried out
for the varsity team during his sophomore season and practiced
with the team but was cut before the season and elected to
transfer to continue pursuing his baseball career. Worked with
ex-major leaguer Joe Beimel and refined his mechanics, improving
his velocity into the low 90s. Transferred to Northwestern for
the 2020 season. Participated in the MLB Draft League following
the conclusion of his 2021 college season. Participated in the
Fall Performance Program in 2021.
Summation: Potential organizational depth arm. Fresh
arm with limited pitching experience at the collegiate level,
but possesses intriguing traits. Fastball has the traits teams
look for. Excellent work ethic, ultra-competitive. Gets the most
out of what he has.