Build: Extreme height; nearly 7 feet tall; long limbs; bottom half is muscular; maxed frame.
Mechanics: raised arm slot in last year from low to natural 3/4; average arm speed; long extension; arm will occasionally drag and front side will fly open; extreme plane from tall frame; moderate exertion; mild drive; delivery times ~1.45
Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
30; Organizational player
Average command; velo looks stronger due to long extension; extreme armside run; boring action; works to both sides of the plate; works best when boring into hands of batters.
Below-average command; mild feel; moderate sweep; slows arm ocassionally; release points were inconsistent; slight refinements in release points and command will push this pitch to a fringe offering; do not envision the mechanics allowing him to consistently command the offering.
Below-average command; mild feel; replicates arm speed; mild fade; lacks velo separation from FB; slight refinements in release point will improve offering.
Rheault is a tall and lanky pitcher that has extreme moving and plane on his pitches, but the tall frame also correlates to inconsistent mechanics and a struggle to repeat his overall delivery. I envision Rheault in an up-and-down relief role due to these inconsistencies.
Round Drafted: 19th round, 2013
Why: Tall and projectable body with three pitch mix from a extreme, downhill plane; potential for middle relief profile.