Physical Description: Average athlete
with a developed body. Lower half has filled out considerably since
signing. Looks taller than his listed 5-foot-11.
Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side. High
leg kick. Short arm action, hides the ball well. Effort in delivery.
Significant recoil and head whack after pitch.
93-95 mph. Pitch shows life and jumps on hitters. Command and control have
improved significantly since move to the bullpen, but still will come and
go from outing to outing. Relies heavily on the pitch. Fastball velocity
has ticked up from 90-92 mph in 2019. Potential plus offering with refined
Slider: 81-82 mph. Pitch shows tilt and
depth at its best. Does not consistently finish the pitch and will get on
the side of it at times. Potential fringe-average offering.
Changeup: 84-85 mph. Inconsistent. Shows late drop with
deceptive arm speed when he has it working well. Potential fringe-average
Curveball: 75-79 mph. Didn’t use pitch
in 2021 look and may have scrapped it. Lacks feel. Does not consistently
snap the pitch off. Tends to roll to the plate with 1-to-7 shape. Work in
progress. Below-average potential.
Notes: Signed out of Venezula at age 17. Moved through
the system slowly early in his career. Spent three seasons in
the complex leagues and two in Lowell. Regardless, still not old
for his level. Moved to the bullpen in 2019.
Potential organizational relief arm. Ceiling of a major league middle
reliever. Wide range of outcomes still. Needs to continue improving
command/control and develop a complimentary pitch to his fastball.
Velocity has jumped year-over-year. Slider shows more potential than
changeup or curveball did, but needs work.
Notes from the Field (3.29.17)
Scouting Scratch (08.16.17)
Scouting Report Update (3.31.20)