elite high octane, overpowering FB; as velo climbs, pitch straightens out; will show late armside run in upper 90s; lethal movement w/ plus-plus velo if command comes around; control an issue, particularly up in zone
control limits usage; slurvy, flashes plus horizontal break with downward movement; has improved as a pitch, but lacks command; even without command of pitch, overall control must improve for it to be any kind of weapon
showed in warmups, did not use in game; showed sharp dive with armside fade
struggles to avoid walks; FB control prevents ability to use anything offspeed; lots of armside-high misses
Elite, unheard of velocity with below AVG control/command. Will overpower with FB to generate swings and misses. FB will show plus run at lower (upper 90s!) velocity. Becomes one-pitch pitcher due to command/control. Will flash above average breaking ball, but lacks command of pitch to make it a weapon at present. Tools exist to be shutdown reliever, but should not be relied on to clean up an inning. As long as velo is there, the carnival act will always generate interest.