Body: Tall, slender frame. Average width, sloped shoulders, fringy durability. Fairly athletic for height/build; repeats delivery well w/ quick feet fielding the position.
Delivery: Upbeat SWU; gets through delivery well; tall leg-lift w/ slight turn at the top of delivery; lands slightly closed through tall/fall style motion. Clean, on-line finishes through mechanics.
Arm Action: Long, hooked arm out of the glove; off-line in the back; clean HTQ in front.
Winston-Salem Dash (High A, White Sox)
May 28, 2016
40 -- 4A Starter; ML Mopup
89-94 (90-91) w/ sinking FB. Repeats delivery well and fills lower parts of the zone in some sequences. Occasional bursts of late, darting sink down in the zone; limited margin for error; found barrels over the plate in this look.
Thin-frame guy w/ long arm in the back; has trouble getting power spin on SL. Three-quarters breaker; looser early-showing break. Lands for strikes in best sequences; SL finishes as a fringy-but-playable pitch.
Best CHs were better of two secondaries this look; when he keeps his arm-speed up in the front the pitch flashes late turnover action down and away from LHB. Inconsistent finish--releases more deliberately w/ slower arm at times, casting the pitch and making it float over hittable parts of the zone.
Clean delivery can fill the zone w/ three pitches in best sequences. Starter look to strikethrowing and control. Needs to be able to pitch backwards and land secondaries to play up borderline stuff.
Tall, lean strikethrower w/ borderline velocity and fringy stuff across the board. Occasional flashes of the control/command needed to fit ML starter profile. Low ceiling arm.
Ceiling: ML #5 starter/Long Relief
Realistic: Cup of coffee emergency filler; upper-ORG depth