Deep arm action, arm and wrist wrap, clean footstrike, average arm speed, good arm extension, finishes over front leg into an athletic fielding position; three-quarters slot; mild effort, repeats well; competes, doesn't give in, controlled demeanor.
Runner on first 1.20/1.27/1.32
Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
45; Back-end starter
Mostly sinkers, aims for corners, gets in on both handedness, more velo will come with further maturation.
Occasionally will reach for more into the mid-90s to blow it past hitters particularly later in games, really flattens in these situations, flashed a cutter with moderate movement. Fastball plays well due to ability to pound the zone.
Uses as out pitch, depth at 10-5 with moderate sharpness, will throw in any count, can place in and out of zone; often thrown to glove side.
Minimal action, thrown mostly to LHH, will roll out of hand, mild feel, varies count usage, sells it. Flashed average and should be able to get there more consistently with repetition.
A competitor who doesn't let up, Jake Woodford has an idea of sequencing and enough stuff to hold his own in the starting rotation. At 20 years old, Woodford has more room for improvement with pitchability, velo and stuff. Woodford does not do anything flashy, but pitches to win and hits his spots. With continued maturation and development, Woodford will develop into a mid-rotation starter.