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. Above-average potential.
82-84 mph. Slurvey, 11-to-5 shape with two-plane movement.
Sometimes struggles to land in the zone, but will flash depth
and bat-missing ability. Fringe-average potential.
Changeup: 86-88 mph. Pitch shows late drop.
Will cut it at times also. Below-average potential.
Curveball: 76-80 mph. Sweepy breaker. Seems
like a separate pitch, but sometimes ran into his slider.
Career Notes: Did not receive any
scholarship offers coming out of high school, so joined the club
baseball team at Southern California. Tried out for the varsity
team during his sophomore season and practiced with the team
until being cut before the season. 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. Underwent Tommy John surgery on
June 14, 2023.
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. Need
to see how his stuff looks after he recovers from injury.