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|2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Any thoughts on Max Povse (just traded to SEA from ATL for Alex Jackson) I like 6'8" pitchers.|
(kyduncan from Rochester, NY)
|He's a much higher-ranked prospect in the Mariners system? I tend to like taller pitchers less, but there's three major league pitches here. I don't know what the out pitch is in the majors yet, so he may just be a backend starter in the end. (Jeffrey Paternostro)|
|2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are your thoughts on Max Povse? Tall kid with decent stats. Read some positive things on him thus far, but would love to hear your opinion if you've seen him.|
(Steve from Atlanta)
|I have seen Povse, he's in my wheelhouse as a guy in an organization who has teams in both the SAL and Carolina League. Which is great, because when you add in Danville+how they've drafted pitchers, I'm feeling like it's the mid-90s with how many toolsy pitching prospects are running around the Southeast at these affiliates.
The good man Wilson Karaman and myself wrote up some thoughts on Povse around the Carolina League's all-star game.
" Extreme length to frame, narrow, sturdy strength, limbs for days; steady early rock, semi-wind, hands migrate, gradual gather to deep stab, takes a hot minute to gather and balance, fluid arm action, extreme uphill, high-three-quarters slot, lots of opportunity for timing issues to pop up, yanking balls low to glove side in this outing; FB 90-92, extreme plane, boring pitch with run, works north-south, deception helps it play up; 70 CB, round, some depth, finishes down; 83 CH, flat, tumble with mild fade, neither secondary looked like a swing-and-miss pitch."
...and mine here:
Povse was hit hard to start last year with the Mudcats, and he was eventually sent to Low-A Rome, where he made the majority of his 2015 starts. Back in the Carolina League this year-he will turn 23 this summer-things have gone much better for him. Built extra-tall and lanky at 6-foot-8 and maybe 200 pounds, his unusually-long levers add natural deception and downhill angle to a low-90s fastball. His upper-70s curveball shows average at best, and his changeup is playable. For such a large frame, he's limited walks very well his second run in the Carolina League, though it plays more as control than actual command within the zone.
Basically, I've seen Povse as a unique pitching prospect who does have some tools, but is still putting it all together as well. He's very tall and has flashes of two good raw pitches with his angle+arm-strength plus a shapely curveball. He's also a college pitcher in a system of high school guys, not to mention more risk/reward than the majority of college-drafted pitchers at this age. Which I guess also explains why guys like he and Patrick Weigel are in systems like Atlanta's... (Adam McInturff)
|2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Give me a Braves guy outside the top 20 not named Ronald Acuna who could break out this season.|
(Alex from Atlanta)
|I'll go with Max Povse. Plus fastball, shows a change that flashes plus, throws strikes with those pitches and a so-so curveball. That's my guess. (Christopher Crawford)|
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