November 7, 1992
3rd round, 2011
School: Columbus (GA)
2012 Prospect Preview
Weems eager for his first season (3.19.12)
Scouting Scratch (9.27.16)
Physical Description: Athletic, projectable pitcherís
frame. Looks listed height and weight.
Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with no windup. Short arm
action. Some effort in delivery including a head whack. Quick, live arm.
Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. On the
straight side. Command has a ways to go. Still working on gaining a feel
for the pitch. Plus velocity, but pitch could play down due to lack of
Curveball: 77-79 mph. True overhand
12-to-6 breaker. Long break and depth when he snaps it off. Inconsistent
release, doesnít always finish offering. Potential average pitch.
Slider: 84-86 mph.
81-83 mph. Lacks feel. Slows delivery. On the straight side. On occasion
will show fade down and way from left-handed hitters. Work in progress,
below average potential. Hasnít thrown in looks during the 2018 season.
Career Notes: Converted to pitching in May 2016.
Drafted as a catcher, struggled at the plate throughout his pro career,
save for a short stint with Salem at the end of 2014 likely driven by an
unsustainable average on balls in play. Moved to first base to start 2016,
but still struggled at the plate. Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional
League. Also participated in 2011 and 2012 as a catcher.
Summation: Projects as an organizational reliever, but still
early on the developmental timeline as he only converted to pitching in
2016. Strong, athletic frame and live arm give him a chance but needs to
improve command and control and improve consistency with all his pitches.
Pre-conversion Scouting Report: Lean, lanky
build. Smooth, compact swing, but presently hits with a lot of upper body.
Solid-average power projection. Brings head of the bat quickly through
zone. Needs improvement creating plate coverage with his swing. Tends to
open hips early to pull off the ball. Moves well laterally on defense,
with quick reactions and solid body control. Average arm. Moved off of
catcher to first base during the 2016 season.