Above-average arm speed from high 3/4 slot; Slot wavers a touch on off speed offerings; Utilizes semi-windup; Clean in the back; Gets through to front side quickly and on time with flexed front leg; Overall effort in delivery is moderate.
Sits 93-96, touching 97; Comes out easy; Spots to both side of plate with glove side command issues at times but does show ability to get there; Limited movement to pitch but does show finish down in zone.
12/6 shape with downer action and bite; flashes at least average spin at times; Will throw for strikes or as chase pitch; Feel for pitch.
Downer action; Arm speed varies from pitch-to-pitch; Can throw pitch for strikes but inconsistent at this time.
Features enough run to miss barrels but still a work in progress.
The 21 year old, physical right handed starter attacks hitters with a pitch mix that is in flux. The fastball and curveball are at least average offerings with the potential for more. The key in development here will be the ability to get left handed batters out. Shows feel for a change up at this point but arm speed needs to become more consistent. The two fastball variations would be good options if the changeup fails to take the proper steps forward. In the end, Helsley could be a back end of the rotation starter or a bullpen option if the tertiary offerings fail to materialize.