Physical Description: Tall,
athletic pitcher’s frame. Some remaining projection. Long limbs.
Room to add strength. Looks the part.
Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Free and easy delivery.
Short stride and arm action. Hides the ball well behind.
Delivery works. Controlled and repeats it well, especially
considering he did not commit fully to baseball until college.
Fastball: 88-92 mph. Tops out at 94 mph.
Pitch shows natural sink and has a good spin rate. Has some life
up in the zone; hitters seem to pick up the ball late. Has the
delivery and athleticism that lend to a solid command and
control profile in the future, but right now both are works in
progress and are below-average Potential fringe-average
Changeup: 78-81 mph. Pitch
shows fade down and away from right-handed hitters. Throws with
good arm speed; does a good job of not telegraphing the pitch.
Pitch improved in college and then took a massive jump forward
in 2022. Developed into his go-to out pitch and showed
bat-missing ability. Potential plus offering.
Curveball: 75-78 mph. Pitch has 1-to-7 break and will
flash depth and tight rotation when he finishes it. Power
breaking ball with a plus spin rate. Throws often; solid feel.
Will start at-bats with it or use it to put hitters away. Throws
to hitters on both sides. Potential average offering.
Father, Bill, was a pitcher
in the Royals organization from 1987 to 1990. Was selected in
the 23rd round of the 2017 draft by the Phillies. Successful
quarterback in high school and did not commit fully to baseball
until he was in college. First professional experience came in
the 2020 Fall Instructional League. Participated in the Fall
Performance Program in 2021. Was among the top 20 minor league
leaders in strikeouts in 2022. Was set to participate in the
2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to
up-and-down depth arm. Ceiling of a back-end starter or, more
likely, middle reliever. Athletic left-hander who will show a
three-pitch mix, but needs to develop physically and add
velocity. Has more upside remaining than a typical college
draftee. Has the type of athleticism you look for in a pitcher.
Has shown a general feel for pitching and a repeatable delivery.
Fastball command needs improvement, but changeup development and
left-handedness give him a chance, most likely in a bullpen
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