Long and lean, loose arm, hides the ball well. H3/4 slot, a little bit of crossfire to the delivery. Standard lefty pickoff move. Slow to the plate, 1.5.
Portland Sea Dogs (AA, Red Sox)
40: fringe starter or lefty middle reliever
Wild early; struggled with release point and missed up consistently. Settled in and showed average command. Deception helps it play up some. One at 95 but it was hideously overthrown and not close to the zone. Some projection left in the body, could still add a tick or two and beat this future grade.
Feel came and went, big breaker, 1-8 action, would flash a better one with good depth.
Short, late tilt, acts like a cutter, might be a cutter. Longer break at lower end of velo, bleeds into curve some there. Comes out of the hand like the fastball and gets swings over because of the late movement.
Good arm action on it, but firm. Pulled the string for one with good sink left on left, but struggles to turn over. Clear fourth pitch in present arsenal.
Former first-round pick that wandered in the wilderness for a while, but showed three potentially average major-league offerings. Good athlete on the mound, repeated well once he settled in, goes right after hitters. Stuff limits ceiling, and may not end up with an offering to get major league righties out, but he's a guy again.