Austin Franklin

Born: 10/02/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TB)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 29, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Bowling Green Hot Rods
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, muscular, and sturdy; some stiffness. Starter's frame, no projection.
Mechanical Notes
Low-effort, deliberate, SWU from 3/4; chest-leg raise, strong leg engagement, long stride, opens early, major spine tilt to clear arm, online to plate, slight head whack. Arm action: clean break, medium depth arm circle, good extension, late arm.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 50 Velo and movement of better pitch, limited by command. Projects to improve consistency of delivery.
Velo and movement of better pitch, limited by command. Projects to improve consistency of delivery.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 92-93 91-95 Gets on top of RHs from slot; lost a tick late in outing.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 Avg sink; some tail up in the zone but not enough to miss bats up there. Inconsistent plane; should improve with better repetition.
Avg sink; some tail up in the zone but not enough to miss bats up there. Inconsistent plane; should improve with better repetition.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Delivery timing was erratic, inconsistent hip rotation (timing of open) and plant foot, late release to sail armside. Has body, delivery to repeat and kept delivery together for flashes, better to gloveside when completing follow through.
Delivery timing was erratic, inconsistent hip rotation (timing of open) and plant foot, late release to sail armside. Has body, delivery to repeat and kept delivery together for flashes, better to gloveside when completing follow through.
Curveball
Curveball 40 50 78-79 75-79 Erratic; struggled w release point, backed up a handful. Flashed 12-6 w depth to miss bats below zone and in zone at bottom. Has feel, shape action to be average with repetition.
Erratic; struggled w release point, backed up a handful. Flashed 12-6 w depth to miss bats below zone and in zone at bottom. Has feel, shape action to be average with repetition.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 84 84-85 Minimal use; didn't show comfort with it or throw with intent. Average fade. Quiet delivery and arm action suggest it should improve. Has fade.
Minimal use; didn't show comfort with it or throw with intent. Average fade. Quiet delivery and arm action suggest it should improve. Has fade.
Control
Control 40 50 Sailed FBs up and off edges; flashed ability to throw CB for strikes. Projected step forward with added consistency will improve FB location and keep walks to average.
Sailed FBs up and off edges; flashed ability to throw CB for strikes. Projected step forward with added consistency will improve FB location and keep walks to average.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Fits #6-7 starter role with utility to fill rotation or pen. Don't see the carry tool that allows him to turn lineups over consistently enough to be a true ML starting option for a contender.