Physical Description: Average,
athletic frame. Minimal remaining projection.
Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Does
not use a wind-up. Medium-high leg kick. Controlled, repeatable
Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out
at 95 mph. Above-average command and control profile. Around the
plate, throws quality strikes. Really knows how to control the
zone and gets a surprising number of whiffs with the pitch.
Velocity has improved in pro ball, but ticked down after return
from injury in 2021. Prior to his injury in 2021, he would come
out at 93-95 mph before settling in at 91-93. Since returning,
his velocity has been down around 90-92 mph, topping out at 93
mph, though in short bursts he will show more velocity than that
still. Potential average offering.
80-82 mph. Deceptive, throws with the same arm speed as his
fastball and has good velocity separation. Pitch shows late,
downward action. Has shown the ability to pull hte string and
have the pitch fall off the table. Showed advanced feel for
offering prior to 2021, but during 2021 season was more hesitant
with the pitch, and lost feel in some outings entirely. In 2022
outings, feel has returned and has shown more consistency with
the pitch. Potential plus offering.
83-85 mph. Primarily throws with 10-to-4 shape, but will
intentionally manipulate shape. At times will be more
horizontal, at others more vertical like a curveball. Average
movement, but advanced feel allows the pitch to play up. Has
flashed bat-missing ability. Pitch has shown improvement in
Triple-A. Potential average offering.
Curveball: 76-79 mph. Long, 11-to-5 shape. Does
not consistently snap it off. Primarily used as a change-of-pace
pitch early in counts to steal a strike. Not a major part of his
arsenal, thrown only a handful of times in a given outing, but
can be effective when sequenced correctly. Potential
Missed nearly four months of the 2019 season with an oblique
injury. Used that time to tinker with his changeup, which
greatly improved. Impressed at the 2019 Arizona Fall League.
Although he was not a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring
training in 2020, was invited to Summer Camp when play resumed
after being interrupted by COVID-19. Pitched at the 2020
Alternate Training Sites for both the Phillies and Red Sox.
Opened 2021 at the Alternate Training Site. Missed the first
two-and-a-half months of the 2021 season due to right elbow
inflammation. Missed 24 days with a pectoral injury and another
20 with a right forearm extensor strain in 2022.
Summation: Potential swingman. Ceiling of a fifth
starter. Has a four-pitch mix, but only his changeup projects
better than average. Strong pitchability and advanced command
and control profile allow his arsenal to play up. At his best,
can generate whiffs with three pitches, but does not show
consistency with his arsenal from outing to outing. Not the
highest ceiling, but command/control and feel/pitchability,
combined with proximity to MLB, give him a fairly high floor.
Stuff is unlikely to be good enough to start for a contending
team. Profiles better in a long relief and depth starter role,
but could start for a second division club.
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