Body: Athletic, lean frame. Average width. Above-average athleticism; quick-footed; gets off mound well.
Delivery: Big side-step into SWU. Slight hip-turn at top of delivery. Long strider w/ high and closed front side. Moderate effort at finish; still gets through delivery on-line enough for starter look.
Arm Action: Off-line in the back; wrapped arm behind hip. Inverted-W appearance at foot-strike before release. Very fast, whippy arm w/ some recoil through HTQ slot.
Plus arm-strength; sits mid-90s w/ regular rear-backs for 96, T97 on best bolt. Heavy, abv-avg life inside to RHB. Velocity and life to be swing/miss FB at ML level. Best command to armside; improved ability to move FB across plate in May viewing.
Crisp SL w/ swing-and-miss upside. Keeps the same tunnel as his FB well w/ very late, long tilt. Best ones have two-plane shape; occasionally can be more of a lateral breaker across the zone.
Getting more action and depth on best splitters as 2016 goes on. Threw a handful in the 87-88 range w/ good sell out in front and flashes of swing/miss dive and finish. Still developing the pitch; at least avg splitter w/ the armspeed to perhaps be a tick better.
Athletic enough to consistently land FB and SL for strikes though a delivery w/ some wrap. Got FB down and to armside very well in most recent viewing and SL to the other side of the plate. Splitter mostly a 2-strike chase pitch right now.
Athletic RHS w/ plus velocity and flashes of two solid secondary pitches. Trust in third pitch (splitter) and overall control/command improving as season goes on. Velocity could play at 95-98 w/ life from bullpen role, but think he can continue to develop as a starter. First full pro season after TJ surgery; see 2018 debut if Washington keeps him on starter's development path.
Ceiling: Power #3 Starter; chance upper-rotation piece in 2nd division rotation
Realistic: Regular ML mid-rotation arm w/ flashes of impact stuff