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Locke St. John

Born: 01/31/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 180
Standard windup before medium step and collapsing the core into a true side arm slot rotating around his front leg towards home plate. Limited extension, but very hard to pick up from LH side.
Evaluator Kevin Carter
Report Date 05/17/2019
Affiliate Frisco RoughRiders (AA, Rangers)
Dates Seen 4/7/2019, 5/16/2019
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 40 89-91 91 Four-seamer with little armside life due to arm slot. Tries to live on corner with average command.
Changeup 60 81-82 82 Plus changeup with plus deception, feel, tumble, and fade. Tunnels with fastball and breaks it off outside to RH hitters.
Slider 50 83-85 85 Slider with average gloveside action and some dive when left low in zone. Sweeping break across plate can be troublesome for LH hitters.

Goes by Locke St. John. Uses a deceptive delivery, a below average fastball, a plus changeup, an average slider, average command, and advanced pitchability to currently profile as Triple-A depth or an emergency up/down bullpen player. St. John attacks lefties with a hard to pick up arm slot and working fastball/slider on the outside half that keeps them guessing. He attacks righties with a similar strategy with his fastball/changeup, and can drop in a back foot slider when he needs.

Currently, there isn't enough fastball command to project St. John as a full-time MLB middle reliever, but with improved command the pitchability could carry him to a middle reliever slot where he could specialize in handling left handed heavy parts of the lineup.

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