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Tyler Phillips

Born: 10/27/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 225
Windup into a small leg kick to a medium stride before the hips fire and his core collapses towards first base, shoulders at a 45 degree angle. He decelerates well with the lower half as his upper body's momentum is moving towards home plate with some rotation around the pivot foot. Clean arm action from a three-quarters arm slot.
Evaluator Kevin Carter
Report Date 05/21/2019
Affiliate Frisco RoughRiders (AA, Rangers)
Dates Seen 5/20/2019
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2021
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Four-Seam Fastball 55 92-94 95 Limited life for 6 1/3 innings. Unrefined command, although he throws it for strikes. Tries to work four-seamer high in the zone and outside.
Two-Seam Fastball 55 89-91 91 Heavy sink and above average run. Flattens out when left up and occasionally was left up with inconsistent command. Easy pitch for hitters to pick up when Phillips missed his location.
Changeup 60 83-84 84 Consistently plus, with plus swing-and-miss dive and some fade. Excellent arm speed deception, and works well in combo with either fastball offering.
Curveball 50 80-81 81 Flashed average true curveball shape with quality depth. Shape and sharpness played well in and below the zone, but feel for offering is inconsistent and he struggled to put it in good spots for the first three innings. Ironed out the issues after the third.

Phillips mixes both fastballs with a plus changeup in order to keep hitters off balance and swing over changeups below the zone or roll over on two-seamers low in the zone. He also mixes in a breaking ball that he can locate low in the zone or drop below the zone to get ground balls and the occasional whiff. Phillips is a strike thrower with current below-average command in the zone, but his athleticism and clean arm should allow it to tick up to average with maturity and experience.

If Phillips is unable to improve said command, he may be better suited to spot starts or long relief on first division teams. If he can improve the command beyond that, he could fit into a no. 4 rotation spot on a first division team.

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