Description: Athletic, average pitcher's frame. Minimal remaining
Mechanics: Throws from a
high-three-quarters arm slot. High leg kick from the windup, but
comes up much lower with runners on base. Repeats delivery well.
Fastball: 88-91 mph. Tops out at 92 mph.
Throws a ton of strikes, advanced command of the offering. Does
not miss many bats, but gets a lot of weak contact. Plays above
velocity due to command. Fringe-average potential.
Cutter: 86-88 mph. Short, horizontal movement.
mph. Throws with a circle-changeup grip. Potential
difference-making pitch that has shown bat-missing ability in
the high minors. Advanced feel and confidence in pitch. Will
throw in any count to both righties and lefties. Potential
Curveball: 77-79 mph. 12-to-6 shape, but does not
consistently snap it off. On the loose side. Below-average
Career Notes: Got the nod
ahead of two 2020 MLB draft picks as the Friday night starter
for Miami. Was one of the most sought-after seniors in the 2020
unsigned free agent class following the shortened, five-round
draft. Spent three seasons at Broward College, missing his first
two due to injury, before transferring to Miami. Participated in
2020 Fall Instructional League.
Projects a really solid organizational arm. Ceiling of an
emergency major league depth arm. Advanced fastball command and
plus changeup give him a high floor. Breaking ball needs
significant refinement. Always competes, used to pitching in big
spots. Strong pitchability and feel on the mound.
Scout Chatter (11.24.2020)