Physical Description: Large,
filled-out frame. Long levers. No remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm
slot. Works quickly. Long arm action with some stiffness.
Delivery has effort, but does a good job repeating it.
Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph.
Average to above-average control. Induces a good amount of
swinging strikes against minor league hitters, but could
struggle to miss bats at the major league level. Pitch is
hittable when up in the zone, so tends to live near the bottom
of the zone. Potential fringe-average offering.
Slider: 83-86 mph with short, 10-to-4 break. Good feel;
throws often and has confidence in the pitch. Has shown the
ability to miss bats against right-handers with the pitch.
Potential average offering.
82-84 mph. Has worked on pitch since joining the Red Sox. Pitch
shows some fade. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Primarily uses
against right-handed hitters, but not a put-away pitch yet.
Curveball: 77-79 mph. Show-me pitch right now,
used to steal a strike. Long, 11-to-5 shape. Does not
consistently snap it off. Could be used effectively when
sequenced correctly. Potential below-average offering.
Career Notes: Signed by the Yankees as an
international free agent at the age of 20. Spent seven seasons
in the Yankees system, alternating between the bullpen and the
rotation. Prefers starting. Missed entire 2015 season,
presumably due to injury. Had Tommy John Surgery in July 2019.
Selected by the Red Sox in the 2019 minor league Rule 5 Draft.
Re-signed with the Red Sox organization prior to becoming a
minor league free agent after the 2020 season. Invited to major
league spring training in 2021. Opened 2021 season at the
Alternate Training Site. Played for the Dominican Republic in
the final 2021 Olympic Qualifier. Made MLB debut in 2021 as the
Red Sox dealt with a wave of covid cases.
Profiles as a very solid Triple-A organizational arm. Ceiling of
an emergency up-and-down arm. More of a sum-of-all-parts-type
pitcher. Has three pitches that grade around average and a
fourth show-me pitch. Solid feel on the mound and throws
strikes, but command could use some refinement. Fastball-slider
combo could carry him in a bullpen role, but seems best suited
in a long relief or spot starter role.
Scouting Scratch (5.5.2021)
Scouting Report Update (6.29.2021)