Heavy usage up in zone, misses high to arm side; held velo into later innings, lost command in final inning; maintains velo from stretch, armside run, works to both sides of plate, tail can flash plus, generates some sink down in the zone
Sharp, two-plane break with 11-5 shape; hard depth is consistent, late lateral bite, commands it low in the zone, swing-miss offering that can be buried effectively
Hard with fade and tumble, works to LHH and RHH; will leave it elevated, effective swing-miss offering low in zone
Struggles to limit walks, FB wanders up in the zone; CH and CB can be thrown for strikes, but relies on generating chases
Greater comfort to arm side with all offerings; FB misses are high to armside; buries CB and CH, tendency to leave both offerings elevated
Former first-round right-hander with impressive raw stuff that includes three plus pitches though below-average control. Fastball will flash plus-plus with run and sink, though he relies on working it high in zone, which leads to control issues. The curve flashes plus with hard depth and generates swings-and-misses low in zone, while the change fades with tumble and is another plus offering. He struggles to limit walks, with the fastball approach a primary reason, as inconsistency and misses up in zone drive the command struggles. Will pitch into trouble, but features pitch mix to keep hitters off-balance and work out of trouble. Solid No. 3 starter future.