Anthony Kay

Born: 03/21/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 218
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#31 Overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM); Traded to TOR 7/28/2019
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 14th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- April 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Binghamton Rumble Ponies
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short, thick frame w/ softness through the middle. Unathletic body but delivery is still sound. Tommy John surgery (October 2016).
Mechanical Notes
Even-tempo SWU; strong lines to the plate w/ low-maintenance finish. Soft plunge into off-line arm-circle; slight inverted-w at foot-strike; 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Low-90s w/ feel to mix grips, occasional command from LH side.
Low-90s w/ feel to mix grips, occasional command from LH side.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 91-92 90-94 Sits 91-92 w/ ability to reach back for 94 when needed.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy ball w/ firm life; mixes grips, shows cut and run wrinkles.
Heavy ball w/ firm life; mixes grips, shows cut and run wrinkles.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Low spots to either side in best sequences, but inconsistent overall. Loses zone for spells and can be loose over the plate. Command will need to get sharper to fill SP role; could also project up in relief where there's less pressure to be pinpoint.
Low spots to either side in best sequences, but inconsistent overall. Loses zone for spells and can be loose over the plate. Command will need to get sharper to fill SP role; could also project up in relief where there's less pressure to be pinpoint.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 78 77-79 Good feel for spin, shapely pitch w/ look of effective big league breaker. Changes tilt on it, gives more depth at times and can mix a longer, one-plane variant to LHH.
Good feel for spin, shapely pitch w/ look of effective big league breaker. Changes tilt on it, gives more depth at times and can mix a longer, one-plane variant to LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 84 83-86 Developing pitch, showed it early in outings to RHH. Best ones have FB armspeed w/ moderate fade; overall feel still fringe, frequently spikes or yanks it.
Developing pitch, showed it early in outings to RHH. Best ones have FB armspeed w/ moderate fade; overall feel still fringe, frequently spikes or yanks it.
Control
Control 40 45 Leans heavily on two speeds w/o a true plus pitch, might have trouble working back through ML lineups. FB/CB two primary offerings, both around zone in best sequences. Battles free passes at times, CH underused and frequently fell out of the zone.
Leans heavily on two speeds w/o a true plus pitch, might have trouble working back through ML lineups. FB/CB two primary offerings, both around zone in best sequences. Battles free passes at times, CH underused and frequently fell out of the zone.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Solid FB/CB mix from the left side can get him to the big leagues. Ceiling of #5 SP if CH and control/command take steps forward; if he needs a fallback, can see two-pitch mix playing up in the 'pen, where he could potentially fit as a multi-inning option.