mostly 94-96; consistently thrown for strikes, though will groove at times; misses are low glove-side, up arm-side; velo dips slightly in later innings, still plus-plus; maintains from stretch; slight downhill plane from release; gets armside run to both sides of plate
can vary between big 11-5 hammer with two-plane break and sharp 12-6 that drops off table--both are highly effective; some struggle missing high armside; swing-miss weapon when down
hard, straight CH; flashes slight fade and drop; most hittable offering; clear third pitch, but confidence to use early in counts
walk avoidance has been excellent since return from injury; FB for consistent strikes; offspeed not far behind
impressive given recent absence; tends to work FB more to armside; CH and CB will be left up, though CH tends to stay in zone
Future front-end rotation piece with plus-plus FB and future plus-plus CB. Former first-rounder that missed 2014-2015 with injuries. Control has been excellent so far, though past history would suggest some drop off. FB sits 95 and reaches 97. Release helps get downhill with slight arm-side run. CB is plus to plus-plus; shape not entirely consistent, ranging from big breaking hammer to sharp with drop. Would imagine feel still returning. Same could be said of CH, though it is clearly third pitch. Will show occasional slight fade and drop. Highly impressed with determination to return and return at high level. Ready to contribute now, but more time to regain feel won't hurt. Future solid 2, luxury 3 starter.