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DJ Herz

Born: 01/04/2001 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 175
Large frame, thin and athletic build, plenty of projection remaining; Semi-wind up with a crossfire delivery that features moderate effort and a lower three-quarters arm slot, works from the far 1B side of the rubber
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 09/29/2021
Affiliate South Bend Cubs (High A, Cubs)
Dates Seen 9/4/21
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2023
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 90-92 93 Average velocity, will tick up with physical maturity. Delivery angle, arm slot, and deception make it hard for hitters to pick up helping the pitch play up.
Changeup 60 82-85 86 Inconsistent currently, but has swing and miss potential when he gets it right, has depth and he replicates the arm action well. Good velocity separation.
Curveball 50 80-85 85 Solid offering with 1-7 movement, will use it to steal a strike or can bury it away from left handed hitters.

An overslot eighth rounder in 2019, Herz is young, projectable lefty who has been dominate in his first full professional season. The advanced secondaries and deception help the fastball play up. The three-pitch mix and remaining physical projection give him a profile of a future back of the rotation starter.

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