September 17, 1994
5th round, 2016; 32nd round, 2013 by KC
School: Gloucester Catholic (NJ)
ETA: Late 2019
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Description: Sturdy, filled-out
pitcher’s frame. Looks listed height and weight. Doesn’t have much
projection left. Solid lower half that looks like it could withstand a
Mechanics: Throws from a
low-three quarters arm slot, starting on the third base side of the
rubber. Significant amount of effort in his delivery. Loud pre-pitch with
right hand constantly moving by his side as he gets the sign. Brings glove
up high to his face then down and back up without using a full wind-up.
Effort starts when he brings his arm back and raises his elbows high, then
drops and drives, slinging the ball from a low arm slot. Delivery puts a
significant amount of stress on his arm and shoulder. Delivery is tough on
right-handed hitters due to low arm slot and position on rubber.
Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Pitch has late
arm-side run and sink. When he keeps the pitch down in the zone, leads to
a lot of weak contact on the ground. Solid control. Still working on being
able to consistently command the pitch. Potential plus offering,
especially in a bullpen role in which fastball velocity could tick up in
shorter outings. Has reportedly worked on elevating a four-seam fastball
to change hitters’ eye levels.
Slider: 79-82 mph.
Slurvy pitch with 10-to-4 break. Shape varies at times, but usually
horizontal and lacks tilt. Tough pitch to throw given his arm slot.
Doesn’t consistently snap off; can get on the side of the pitch. Potential
Changeup: 82-85 mph. Late
fade, throws with deceptive arm speed. Has shown the ability to turn the
pitch over. Will be a key pitch for development going forward to get
left-handed hitters out. Potential average offering.
Notes: Was seen as a potential first-round pick after a strong
sophomore season, but struggled with injuries during his junior year and
saw his draft stock take a hit. Signed for $262,000 over slot.
Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League. Nicknamed “The Unicorn” in
college. In 2017, ranked 9th in the minors in strikeouts and 11th in
strikeouts per 9 innings.
Summation: Profiles best
in a bullpen role. Could be valuable as a swingman, long relief-type
capable of coming in the fifth or sixth inning and throwing two to three
innings should he end up in the bullpen. Ceiling of a back-end starter if
he can develop his changeup or another third offering. Has the potential
for three average-or-better pitches with fastball and slider showing more
potential. Strong makeup and work ethic. Combination of effort in delivery
and arm slot point towards long-term bullpen role, but will be developed
as a starter. Changeup development will be key to sticking as a starter as
a pitch best suited to get out left-handed hitters.