Mechanics: High 3/4 arm slot; crossfire; above-average arm speed; easy to see ball out of hand due to long arm extension and straight up and down delivery; modest effort; clean landing and drive; delivery times 1.33 - 1.40; easy delivery but has multiple checkpoints that need to be hit to gain command of his arsenal; struggled with this from start to finish.
Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
30; Org Player
Below-average command; moderate plane; flattened once he lost stamina; straight offering with minimal movement; easy to read out of hand and was barreled when he missed spots; lacks the movement and deception to provide consistent value against greater competition; slight improvements if moved to the pen and he can throw max effort; command will be a hindrance due to the long arm action and crossfire.
Below-average command; inconsistent arm speed replication; slowed body occasionally; mild fade; slight improvements in arm speed replication will help improve this pitch to a fringe offering.
Average command; inconsistent arm speed replication; short variety with mild bite; works as his main out pitch and consistently threw offering in 0-2 counts; lacks the deception and bite to induce swinging strikes against stronger competition; fouled off multiple times; slight refinements in arm speed replication will boost this offering to fringe-average.
Green is a solid org arm that will be able to eat innings at the higher levels, while potentially providing depth as a last man on a 40-man roster if needed. The FB has velocity, but lacks the movement or deception to stick routinely in the majors; advanced hitters were reading his pitches with ease; while a move to the bullpen could provide a tick in velocity, he lacks the secondary pitches to provide consistent value as a pen arm.
Round Drafted: 11th round, 2013
Why: Three pitch arsenal with a chance to eat innings as a starter in the minors; FB velocity could work out of the pen moving forward.