Andrew Edwards

Born: 10/07/1991 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 265
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 19th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KC)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 12th, 2015
Dates Seen: 11/13/2015
Level: High A
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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Mechanical Notes
Plus arm speed; front shoulder will occasionally fly open on release; inconsistent mechanics; notable crossfire delivery on fastball, lacks the crossfire on slider; moderate effort.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 40 40 Role 40: middle reliever Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 60 93-95 96 Life and downhill plane; below-average present command, missing often to gloveside.
Life and downhill plane; below-average present command, missing often to gloveside.
Slider
Slider 45 50 87-88 88 Inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point; short with bite.
Inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point; short with bite.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 30 86 86 Inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point; firm.
Inconsistent arm speed replication; inconsistent release point; firm.
Overall Summary
Edwards has a big and sturdy frame; a power body that is capable of rearing back for high-end velocity. The fastball sits comfortably in the 93-to-95 velo band and he compliments this with an average, yet inconsistent, slider. The mechanical issues are fixable, and I think Edwards will be able to slot into a middle-relief role even if the inconsistencies still continue as he progresses through the Royals' system.