Tall, thin frame with minimal remaining projection. High waist
with long arms.
Mechanics: Throws from a
low three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side of
the rubber, hands held low. Medium leg kick. Can fall
off-balance towards first base after release. Below average
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Heavy drop
and nice tail. Induces a lot of ground balls. Command and
control need work. Potential average offering.
Changeup: 84-86 mph. Deceptive arm speed. Pitch shows
arm-side run and downward action. Says he has attempted to
emulate Pedro Martinez's changeup over his career. Increased his
usage of the pitch with Boston in 2020, used at comparable rates
to his fastball. Has shown bat missing ability at all levels,
especially against left-handed hitters. Potential above-average
81-84 mph. Clear third pitch.
Decreased usage of the pitch in 2020.
Notes: Pitched in the Cleveland, Washington, and Texas
organizations prior to being claimed by Boston in February 2020.
Broke out as a possible reliable MLB reliever with the Red Sox
in 2020. Won final bullpen spot in Boston to enter 2021 season.
Summation: Potential up-and-down relief
arm. Ceiling of a major league depth relief arm. Must hone his
fastball control and continue to make successful use of his
changeup to reach upside. Changeup is a major league-quality
pitch, but lack of fastball command limits its effectiveness.
Scouting Report Update (3.5.2022)