Physical Description: Athletic
build. On the thin side. Has some projection left in his upper
half and should add strength as he matures.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot,
starting on the first base side of the rubber. Pronounced leg
kick with large stride towards home plate. Short arm action and
hides the ball behind. Falls off to the first base side
post-delivery, sometimes significantly. Effortful but not
violent arm mechanics. With runners on base, uses a much shorter
Fastball: 93-95 mph, topping
out at 98mph. Has fringy life and is on the straight side.
Below-average command at present. Has not shown the ability to
consistently miss bats in the low minors. Also throws a two-seam
fastball with late downward movement. Potential average
Changeup: 80-82 mph. Pitch
shows late, downward movement. Can pull the string on it and
have it fall off the table late. Throws with deceptive arm
speed. Pitch was inconsistent and lacked feel in outings scouted
in 2022. Used to throw a splitter also, but shelved the pitch in
2021. Potential fringe-average offering.
83-86 mph. Shorter, 10-to-4 shape. Pitch is inconsistent; does
not always snap it off. When he does, pitch has flashed
bat-missing ability. Can land for a strike or bury down and out
of the zone. Potential solid-average offering.
Curveball: 78-80 mph. Vertical with longer break.
Get-me-over pitch designed to steal a strike. Potential
Notes: Two-way player in high school who was also a
switch-hitting shortstop. Showed great range and athleticism at
short. Was reportedly overused on the mound. Pitched for Taiwan
in the 2017 U-18 World Cup. Went to Culture University out of
high school rather than enter the CBPL draft. Took a break from
pitching for two seasons to rest his arm. Returned to pitching
in 2019, dialing his fastball up to 98 mph. Was named MVP of the
2019 Asian Baseball Championship, where he was a teammate of
Tzu-Wei Lin. Did not pitch much in 2020 spring training because
the team had him quarantine after arriving in Fort Myers during the
early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and camp was ended before
he could really take the mound. Participated in 2020 Fall
Instructional League, essentially his stateside debut. At
Instructs, his velocity was down (fastball was 88-92 mph) and
none of his pitches projected as better than average. In 2021,
velocity started to tick back up and secondaries showed more
potential, but his velocity was still down from where he was
reportedly at before he signed. Still was promoted from the FCL
to Low-A Salem after a single start, largely based on a strong
Extended Spring Training showing. Participated in the Fall
Performance Program in 2021.
Potential minor league depth arm. Ceiling of an organizational
arm. Frame is fairly slight to handle the rigors of starting
long-term and he has not yet shown consistency with his stuff
from outing-to-outing and year-to-year. Strong candidate to move
to the bullpen. Still has a wide range of outcomes, as his stuff
and arsenal are constantly evolving with each new look.
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