October 29, 1994
Coral Springs, FL
3rd round, 2016; 40th round, 2013 by Was
School: American Heritage (FL)
Scouting Scratch (8.25.16)
Notes from the Field (3.22.17)
Description: Prototypical pitcher’s frame, looks listed size of
6-foot-5, 225 pounds. Athletic. Some projection remaining, especially in
his lower half. Has the build to be able to withstand a starting pitcher’s
Mechanics: Throws from a high
three-quarters arm slot from the third base side of the rubber.
Controlled, repeatable delivery with clean arm action. Uses a medium leg
kick and has short arm action behind. Rocks slightly towards third base
before coming forward.
Fastball: 90-92 mph, tops
out at 94 mph. Solid control, but command needs refinement. Around the
strike zone to the point where he will throw too many strikes at times.
Fastball will show some sink and natural cut when down in the zone, but
straightens out and is hittable up in the zone.
87-89 mph. Sharp, horizontal movement. Has confidence in pitch. Does a
good job keeping it down and eliciting weak contact.
Slider: 83-86 mph. Two-plane movement. On the sweepy side at
lower velocities, looks like a cutter at higher velocities.
Curveball: 77-78 mph. 12-to-6 break. Can spin it and show
good rotation and depth.
Changeup: 81-83 mph.
Shows feel for offering. Fades and is tough to pick up.
Career Notes: Worked out of the bullpen in college as part of
incredibly deep Florida staff, serving as the closer his junior season,
before transitioning to a starter as a professional. Would likely have
started for most other collegiate programs.
Summation: Tall right-hander has a four-pitch mix, solid
pitcher’s frame and clean mechanics. Could move quickly in a bullpen role,
but will be stretched out and developed as a starter. Lacks a true plus
offering, but could have several average-to-better offerings. Strong
command profile and pitchability. Ceiling of a back-end starter who relies
on mixing pitches and being around the zone because of lack of true out