Description: Undersized right-hander with an average build and a
solid lower half.
Mechanics: Throws from a
three-quarters arm slot. Jerky delivery with a lot of moving parts. Long
arm action, live arm.
Fastball: 93-96 mph. Pitch
is on the straight side with average life.
91-93 mph. Short, horizontal break.
mph. Pitch shows tilt and depth on occasion. Uses pitch to keep hitters
Career Notes: Has worked as both a
starter and reliever over his career. Spent time in the Toronto, Oakland,
Cincinnati, and Minnesota organizations before signing a minor league deal
with Boston in December 2016. Was a surprise addition to Boston’s opening
day major league roster in 2018 after outperforming other bullpen
candidates. Was designated for assignment and outrighted after clearing
waivers during the 2020-21 offseason. Began 2021 at the
Alternate Training Site.
Summation: Profiles as a solid
organizational depth type who can be used as an emergency MLB depth arm in
a multiple-inning relief role when necessary. Throws everything hard, but
secondary stuff all comes in on a similar plane. Has had better splits
against lefties in his career. Inconsistent command and control mean his
stuff plays down at times.
Scouting Scratch (6.28.2017)