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Tanner Houck

Born: 06/29/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 210
Mechanics
XL frame with a strongly built body, built like a truck, mature. Pitches from the mid-rubber, Full wind-up, hands over head, long arm action with average arm speed to a low 3/4 slot, has crossfire in delivery as he drives towards third base in delivery.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 10/07/2019
Affiliate Boston Red Sox (, Red Sox)
Dates Seen 10/2/19
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
2-Seam Fastball 60 92-93 93 Primary fastball, above-average run/sink. Can bunch up right-handed hitters on the inner half or get weak groundball contact, worked away from left-handers.
4-Seam Fastball 60 94-95 95 Mixed in to both sides, ride up in the zone even from a low 3/4 slot, more a strikeout fastball than one that could get weak contact, plus pitch.
Slider 55 84-85 85 Out pitch v. RHH, firm offering with hard depth and tilt, can flatten out and be sweepy at times, but at best has late bite that can get swings and misses from both sides, future above-average offering.
Changeup 50 88-89 89 Firm but mirrors 2-seam fastball movement, used only to LHH, used early in count to disrupt hitters timing, not so much a chase pitch but one that can get weak contact, future average offering.
Overall

See as a back-end starting pitcher. 23 y/o RHP, pair of plus fastballs and above-average slider with average change. Strong durable build even with a non-traditional low 3/4 slot and crossfire delivery. Strong interest, would acquire.

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