Physical Description: Average,
proportional frame with minimal remaining projection.
from a three-quarters arm slot. High-effort delivery. High leg
kick, but gets low coming forward. Long arm action behind before
he whips his arm forward.
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Pitch
shows life and tail. Pitch jumps on hitters. Command and control
need refinement. Potential plus offering.
Slider: 84-86 mph. Long, sweeping pitch with
above-average depth. True swing-and-miss pitch with major league
out pitch potential with development. Potential above-average
Changeup: Third pitch used on occasion with
late, arm-side movement. Added the pitch after turning pro.
Notes: Originally from Methuen, Massachusetts, grew up
a Red Sox fan and starred at Methuen High before becoming the
closer at UConn. Pitched for Bourne in the 2018 Cape Cod League,
where he was named the co-recipient of the John Claffey New
England Top Prospect Award and was named a CCBL All-Star. Was
acquired so late in the 2020 season that the club did not have
him report to the Alternate Training Site. Participated in the
2020 Fall Instructional League.
Summation: Potential relief type. Ceiling
of a closer. Fastball/slider combination is very intriguing in a
bullpen role. Potential for two above-average pitches at least
and a unique delivery that gives hitters a very different look
on the mound. Unclear at this point if the Red Sox will try to
develop him as a starter, as he does also have a changeup.
Command and control need refinement in order to reach his
potential. Very intense on the mound, always competes.