Prototypical pitchers frame. Looks the part. Tall, filled-out
with a sturdy but athletic frame.
Throws from a 3/4 arm slot. Controlled delivery with some
effort. Starts on the extreme first base side and doesn’t use a
wind up. Has a high leg kick and rocks back before coming
forward. Slight stab behind, long arm action coming forward.
Quick arm that can get out of sync with his delivery.
Inconsistent release point. Delivery is more compact and
repeatable from the stretch.
93-95 mph. Has hit 98 mph in three inning stints with Lowell
during his first season. Pitch shows sink when down.
Above-average life. Likes to spot the pitch glove side, but
struggles to locate arm side. Has the tendency to yank his
fastball and will lose release point. Potential plus-to-better
Slider: 84-87 mph. 10-4 shape.
Pitch will show depth and bite at its best. Really gets over the
pitch at its best and will bury it down and out of the zone when
ahead in the count. Had inconsistent feel during first season
with Lowell, not utilizing the pitch in someoutings, but then
relying on it later in the season. When at its best will flash
plus and is his best secondary pitch.
Changeup: 83-86 mph. Throws with deceptive arm
speed. Has splitter like late drop. Has confidence in pitch.
Uses primarily against left-handed hitters. Potential
mph. 11-5 shape. Average depth. Lacks bite. Viable pitch when
sequenced correctly to steal a strike early in the count. Rarely
thrown later in the count. Fringe-average potential.
Career Notes: Was a Perfect Game All-American
graduating from high school, where he pitched with Riley Pint
and Joey Wentz. Added size and velocity in college.
Summation: Has the frame and fastball of a starting
pitcher. Secondary pitches need work. If he can hone his
breaking balls, changeup, and control could develop into a
number three or four starter. Could move quickly in a bullpen
role where he could cut down his arsenal and focus on his
fastball and changeup.
State of the System: Low Minors Pitchers (4.2.20)