Brendon Little

Born: 08/11/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (27th Overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHC)
Entry Point: JUCO
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 1st, 2018
Dates Seen: May 23, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: South Bend Cubs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Stocky, well-built frame. Not tall but sturdy.
Mechanical Notes
Low-effort SWU, belt-high leg raise, trunk collapse, inverted-W, lands slightly closed, lacks balance but stays online toward plate, doesn't extend his follow through to fully finish toward HP, loses release point. Arm action: late break, wrap, some choppyness in arm circle, plus arm strength.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 50 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Projection for command improvement; delivery is low-effort and potential is there to repeat. Lacks necessary movement to be plus.
Projection for command improvement; delivery is low-effort and potential is there to repeat. Lacks necessary movement to be plus.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 92-93 90-93 Could be plus out of pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Will show slight sinking action and two-plane run to armside in lower half of zone; flat and straight above belt. Avg plane when he finishes the pitch.
Will show slight sinking action and two-plane run to armside in lower half of zone; flat and straight above belt. Avg plane when he finishes the pitch.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Better to gloveside bc he follows through better to that side. Loses release point, sails to armside; when doesn't followthrough will leave up. The delivery is repeatable, needs to emphasize keeping balance, finishing through.
Better to gloveside bc he follows through better to that side. Loses release point, sails to armside; when doesn't followthrough will leave up. The delivery is repeatable, needs to emphasize keeping balance, finishing through.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 81 80-82 12-6 shape with late depth. Feel to back foot and backdoor to RH; will locate in bottom of zone and throw out of sequence. Left one or two up; should add consistency with reps.
12-6 shape with late depth. Feel to back foot and backdoor to RH; will locate in bottom of zone and throw out of sequence. Left one or two up; should add consistency with reps.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 84 84 Firm; didn't show feel. Missed badly. Has separation and time to develop
Firm; didn't show feel. Missed badly. Has separation and time to develop
Control
Control 40 50 Throws secondary for strikes and projects to improve FB control with reps. Won't need change out of pen
Throws secondary for strikes and projects to improve FB control with reps. Won't need change out of pen
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks 3rd pitch to stick in rotation. Plus CB provides weapon to be leverage setup arm that can get both side hitters out. Also could fit as FV 45 SP without 3rd pitch to turnover lineups 3rd time through order. Upside for #5 if change takes step forward but I project good pen arm.