Athletic, sturdy frame. Some remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm
slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. Medium-high
leg kick with slight trunk twist. Long arm action with loop
behind. Quick arm. Effort in delivery.
Sits mid-90s and has reportedly hit 100 mph. Pitch shows carry
and bat-missing ability. Command and control need refinement,
but pitch shows plus potential.
Ball: 77-81 mph. Pitch shows two-plane movement
and long, sweepy break. Inconsistent and struggled to land for
strikes at times. Will flash plus potential.
Changeup: 84-86 mph. Rarely threw in college, but will
likely look to develop pitch in pro ball as he transitions to
Career Notes: Played in the
Cape Cod League in 2022. Had nerve relocation surgery in the
summer between the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Was set to participate
in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to
Summation: Will transition to the starting rotation in
pro ball, but could always fall back to the bullpen, where his
fastball will definitely play. Intriguing raw stuff with
untapped potential. Needs to work on secondaries and command and
control, but lefties who get up to the high-90s and miss bats
are not that easy to find, so presents a really intriguing
package for a pitching prospect.
Note: This page will be
updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team
has seen the player in person.
Red Sox select Noah Dean with fifth-round pick (7.18.22)