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Graham Ashcraft

Born: 02/11/1998 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 240
Physically mature, extra-large frame, thick build. Keeps a quick tempo when pitching, 3/4 arm slot, high leg kick with some mild effort in the delivery.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 06/27/2021
Affiliate Dayton Dragons (High A, Reds)
Dates Seen 5/19/21
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2022
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 94-95 96 Heavy with late life, has some sink to it, works low in the zone. More control over command at this point. Velocity dipped late.
Slider 60 85-89 89 Inconsistent, will overthrow at times, but shows potential to be an above-average secondary. Good velocity separation. Best used as a chase pitch sweeping out of the zone away from right-handed hitters.
Changeup 40 83-85 85 Good velocity separation from the fastball but lacks movement. Throws for a change of pace offering but does not generate much swing-and-miss.
Curveball 50 83-84 84 Only mixed in a handful of times during this outing but showed promise of being a solid offering; 12-6 shape with some bite.

Ashcraft is finding minor league success as a starter after splitting time starting and relieving in college. Future role will depend on the continued development of a third off-speed pitch and the refinement of the command. Potential back of the rotation starter if both take a step forward, but most likely a bullpen arm that relies heavily on the fastball/slider combo.

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