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Anthony Kay

Born: 03/21/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 218
Mechanics
Mature build; limited height advantage; strong frame; durable lower half; crossfire motion; high-three-quarters slot can dip at times; tough angle; clean arm path; average arm speed; can rush front side ahead of arm at times; pro on mound; buckled down in final inning to finish strong; works quickly
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 06/20/2018
Affiliate Columbia Fireflies (Low A, Mets)
Dates Seen 4/22/18
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 89-94 95 Easy low-90s velo; average arm-side run and sink; tails away late; flashes ability to command both sides at knees; loses command at 95; can drop slot and miss up; creates tough angle at 92-94 with run/sink.
CB 50 78-80 80 Tight spin with late break when on; three-quarters tilt; flashes hard, late bite; average depth; flashes command to locate either side or to get over; present inconsistent feel; shape and depth can differ; mostly replicates arm slot.
CH 50 86-87 87 Only flashed; flashed above-average with average fade and solid deception; mostly firm; commands to glove side; projection pitch; arm speed and movement are starting points.
Overall

Kay doesn't have his pre-surgery feel, but he showed the makings of a back-end starter with three pitches that can be at least average. His fastball is the best of the three with easy low-90s velocity and average movement from a tough angle. The curveball and changeup can be more than average, but a lack of present feel limits the potential. If he can shore up his feel and command, the framework is there to be a back-end major league starter or left-handed specialist in the bullpen. He's behind developmentally and needs to move quickly.

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