Athletic, little projection left, history of arm injuries; compact delivery, high leg kick, balanced, decent extension; low three-quarter slot, clean arm action, loose arm, above-average arm speed, mild effort, good tempo; 1.42 to home
4-seam shows some arm-side run and life, won’t blow by hitters on the regular; above-average control, flashed quality command, attacks hitters, worked in the middle of the plate too often, frequently barreled in the zone; 2-seam (88-89) has tight downward arm-side action, heavy usage, creates lots of grounders/weak contact, tough to barrel, rarely missed in the middle of the zone, command got away from him at times, not a swing-and-miss pitch
Solid fade, slows arm some, hitters were out in front on occasion, potential swing-and-miss, limited by fringe-average command
Average bite, average depth, flashed late break, others more trackable; steady arm speed and slot, command was inconsistent, flashed ability to hit the glove-side corner, threw in any count; arm slot and athleticism gives pitch some room to grow
Hatch is a fairly advanced and safe pitching prospect (as these things go). He uses an athletic delivery and loose arm to consistently work in the zone with solid control of a plus 4-seamer. He won’t be a huge strikeout guy, and he plays more frequently for weak contact off his tight sinking two-seamer. The slider should play and projects to at least average as it continues to improve thanks to his low three-quarter arm slot. If he can stay healthy he has the stuff and control to profile in the back of a first-division rotation.