September 21, 1997
free agent (July 2017)
Notes from the Field
Scouting Scratch (7.19.18)
Physical Description: Tall, athletic right-hander with
some physical projection remaining in his frame.
Starts on the third base side of the rubber with a wide base. Doesn’t
utilize a wind-up and comes set at his chest before utilizing a short arm
action behind his back, hiding the ball until late. For the most part
comes over the top, but varies his arm slot at times, with some pitches
coming from a more high-three quarters arm slot.
Generates easy velocity. Sits 92-94 mph and tops out at 95 mph. Maintains
velocity well. Shows cut at times when his arm gets out ahead of his
delivery and comes across his body, with two-seam action at other times.
Changeup: Split change is his best secondary
offering at this stage, showing late, diving action down and out of the
zone. Throws the pitch at 85-89 mph. Still an inconsistent pitch.
Slider: Throws his slider 81-85 mph. Average potential
but inconsistent. The shape and depth of the pitch varies, with some more
vertical when he gets over the ball and others with more tilt when he gets
on the side of it.
Career Notes: Signed early in
the 2017 international signing period following the club’s ban on
international signings. Was almost 20 years old at the time of his
signing, which is late for an international free agent. Started the 2018
season in the Lowell rotation. Missed portion of season with a
Participated in 2018 Fall Instructional League.
Summation: Has a
long way to go developmentally, but with the early makings of a
three-pitch mix and an athletic, projectable frame, he is an intriguing
arm in system. Potential to take a step forward.