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Noah Song

Born: 05/28/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 200
Arm is a little late coming through the delivery, which generates arm speed and deception, but adds a little reliever risk. Repeated well and showed an advanced command profile overall. Song is thin and athletic, and might be more projectable than you'd think for a pitcher who had four years of college.
Evaluator Jarrett Seidler
Report Date 08/19/2019
Affiliate Lowell Spinners (Short Season, Red Sox)
Dates Seen 8/10/2019
OFP 55
MLB ETA Unknown
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 92-95 95 Song sat 92-95 for two innings and dipped into a few 91s in the third inning. Excellent pitch manipulation to both sides of the plate, and rode in pretty hard on righties. Heavy and creates plane with high arm slot. There's some additional velocity projection here even just from my look, and an industry source confirmed he's topped out at 98 in other starts.
Slider 60 82-85 85 Way, way too much for Penn League hitters. Looked like he was pulling the strings on a wiffle ball. Tight break. Potential MLB out pitch.
Changeup 50 82-86 86 Consistently flashed average potential. Turned over a few in the third inning that hinted at potential for a little more. Did not command as well as his fastball or slider. Development of this pitch will be critical to his future as a starter.
Curveball   78 78 Song threw one curveball in this look, which obviously isn't anywhere near enough to hazard a grade. But I can confirm that it does exist as at least a show-me pitch.

Song was on paper a priority senior sign in this year's draft out of the Naval Academy, and the Red Sox nabbed him for $100k at the end of the fourth round. Yet he's a completely unique case, caught in the middle of a strange political situation. It's unclear at present whether he can defer his commitment to Naval flight school past November, and he may have to serve two to four years before continuing his professional career.

If he stays on the mound, the Red Sox have an absolute steal. On talent, Song is more like a first round pitcher than fourth round pitcher, a potential no. 3 starter or weapon out of the bullpen. He was one of the best pitchers in college baseball over the last two seasons, and displays command and pitchability common to advanced college arms. I've pegged him at a 55 OFP for now, which is something of a default until we know what circumstances under which his career might continue on; he might rise to a 60 if we knew it was a normal career arc.

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