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Spencer Howard

Born: 07/28/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210
Large frame but well-proportioned. Pitches from a semi-wind-up, high lead arm, long arm action with average arm speed to a higher 3/4 slot. Slight crossfire as he lands towards third base, mild deception.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 10/06/2019
Affiliate Philadelphia Phillies (, Phillies)
Dates Seen 10/4/19
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 96-98 99 Was more 95-96 later but was strong pitch in outing, plus ride, hitters struggled to stay on top of it, consistently got under hands, commanded well. Worked north/south primarily, see as a plus-plus offering.
Curveball 45 77-79 79 More a change of pace option, not sharp but showed average 11-5 depth. Easily seen out of hand, effective as a steal a strike pitch but isn't his out pitch, fringe-average offering.
Slider 60 84-85 85 Plus offering with quality depth and tilt, late action that got swings and misses. Was out pitch in viewing, kept down in the zone, could flatten if left up but hitters struggled to time it up, plus pitch.
Changeup 60 81-83 84 Large velo separation, parachutes out of his hand, used to both sides to mess with hitters timing, late drop that almost acted like a soft split-finger, kept down in the zone, plus offering.

See as a mid-rotation starter with upside beyond that. 23 y/o RHP, missed time with right shoulder soreness, Plus-plus fastball with plus slider/change, and fringe curvevball that he can all drop for strikes. Plus control. Strong interest would acquire.

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