Athletic, lean frame with some remaining projection, especially
in his upper body. Quick feet. Looks slightly taller than
Mechanics: Throws from a
high-three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side.
Quick arm. Deliberate, vertical delivery. High leg lift. Could
do a better job incorporating his lower half. Finishes upright
and square to the plate. Arm action has a stab behind, but is
relatively free and easy. Good rhythm in delivery, works
quickly. Repeats well. Varies delivery times from the stretch.
Has deception in his delivery, hides the ball well behind his
head until late, giving hitters less time to pick it up.
Fastball: 91-95 mph. Pitch shows life and sink.
Velocity is trending up and has improved each year since he
signed. Advanced command and control for his age. Always around
the zone; throws competitive pitches, which allows him to work
deeper into games. Potential plus offering with refined command.
Curveball: 77-80 mph. Shows confidence and
feel in pitch. Will throw in any count. At its best, shows
11-to-5, two-plane break. Can bury down and out of the zone or
backdoor the pitch to steal a called strike to get ahead early
in the count. Shape varies at times, some have more depth than
others. Below-average spin rate. Potential average offering.
Changeup: 86-88 mph. Splitter-ish movement with
late drop down and out of the zone. Reportedly was his best
secondary pitch, flashing plus at times during the 2018 season.
Rarely incorporated the pitch in 2019 looks with Lowell.
Career Notes: Red Sox purchased his rights from
Aguascalientes in the Mexican League for $550,000 in April 2018.
Impressed with the DSL in 2018, showing advanced control for his
age. Participated in the 2018 Fall Instructional League.
Summation: Very interesting young arm with a
strong track record of performance in the low minors against age
advanced competition. Shows the early makings of a three-pitch
mix with all showing at least average potential. Doesn’t stand
out physically, but still young enough that could grow some
more. One of the more intriguing arms in the systems low minors,
has the early makings of a back end starter profile, but long
way to go between what he is now and what he could be in the
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