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Taylor Hearn

Born: 08/30/1994 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 210
Mechanics
FWU, tall and upright with a stiff landing leg, long limbs, loose arm with plus arm speed , some crossfire, effort with head whack and posture issues, arm can lag behind, but athletic enough to keep it together mostly, fringe command projection. TQ slot. 1.4 to home.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 06/08/2018
Affiliate Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates)
Dates Seen 6/1/18
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 93-95 97 Very FB-heavy approach. Firm with frightening late cut, bores into righties, tough to elevate. Will run it arm-side at times for a different look. Didn't hold velocity and was 90-92 by the sixth inning.
CU 55 81-85 85 Slurvy, will backdoor it. Flashes 1-6 with good bottom lower in the velocity band, inconsistent but above-average potential.
CH 40 81-85 85 Some feel and fade but crude, lacks movement or deception from arm action, guides it.
Overall

Hearn attacks primarily with his fastball and can be effective with just that pitch in short bursts. He moved away from his fastball as he tired and the secondaries got loose and were generally ineffective. The arsenal isn't enough to turn over even a Double-A lineup multiple times, and combined with his stamina and third pitch issues, a bullpen outcome is likely. If the breaking ball continues to develop, Hearn could be a very effective multi-inning reliever, and there is closer potential here.

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