Left-hander with a medium frame. Not much projection remaining.
Looks listed height and weight.
Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. Atypical delivery
with effort, but it works for him and he repeats it well. Starts
angled toward first-base dugout on the middle of the mound,
hands by his face before sliding toward third base during
wind-up. Swings arm behind with medium leg kick before coming
forward. Short arm action with a hook behind. Hides the ball
well before delivery. Will spin and recoil on follow through.
Fastball: 92-94 mph, tops out at 95 mph.
Pitch shows two-seam movement with arm-side run. Slightly
below-average spin rate. Command needs work, especially to the
glove side. Ability to miss bats is dependent on command as it
is not an overpowering pitch. Designed to elicit weak contact
primarily, though has shown the ability to dial it up at times.
Velocity jumped in 2021 from the low-90s. Potential
mph. Advanced feel and confidence in pitch. Will throw in any
count to hitters on both sides. Throws with the same arm speed
as his fastball. Pitch drops off the table late. Really can pull
the string on it and elicit lots of swinging strikes. Very high
spin rate for a changeup. Command can be spotty at times and
will leave up in the zone on occasion. Potential
Slider: 80-83 mph. Slurvy, long, two-plane
break. 2-to-8 shape. Average spin rate with more horizontal
movement than vertical. Feel comes and goes during outings, but
has shown the ability to land it for strikes. Tough pitch for
left-handed hitters to read as it starts right at their body
before breaking across the plate. Needs to get more consistent
finishing the pitch, as sometimes it will come in loose and
hang. Potential average offering.
Notes: Had Tommy John surgery in 2017, missing most of
that season and all of the 2018 season. Late-round senior sign
in 2019. Broke out from seemingly out of nowhere in 2021,
beginning the year in the Low-A bullpen very old for the level
before working his way into the rotation and, later, a
mid-season promotion, putting up outstanding numbers throughout.
Summation: Potential major league swingman.
Ceiling of a back-end starter. Will show a starter's arsenal
with three average-or-better pitches and the ability to turn
over a lineup, but does not have a typical starter's delivery.
Command and control need refinement, as does consistency with
secondary pitches. Can project as a starter or reliever
depending on the day you see him. Has some traits that would
push him to each potential outcome, but has the makings of a
major league-caliber arm either way. If pushed to the bullpen,
combination of stuff and handedness gives him a decent floor.
Breakout prospect for whom scouts are still getting a feel.