|Report Date:||August 26th, 2018|
Kochanowicz is extra-projectable at 6-foot-6 and 210-pounds, with significant room to add strength throughout. His velocity trended upwards throughout the summer, and from a cold-weather state like Pennsylvania, he could take another step by the time next year’s draft rolls around.
Kochanowicz pitches from a controlled semi-windup, pausing at the top of a tall leg lift before driving forward. His arm worked loose and easy through a high three-quarters slot. The fastball was 90-to-93 mph with steep downhill angle, showing lively late hop up in the zone that hints more velocity is on the come. Kochanowicz keeps his fastball around the zone well for such a tall young pitcher and has the clean delivery to keep developing command. He spins a hard curveball in the 75-to-78 mph range that had consistent depth and 11-to-5 shape. He didn’t show a changeup in his outing in Long Beach, but the athleticism and easy arm-stroke are there to develop one.
A commitment to the University of Virginia makes him a tough sign, but Kochanowicz’ projection and present two-pitch mix might be enough to convince a team to make a run at him out of high school. If he does make it to campus, the ingredients are here to develop into a high-round pick in three years.