Daniel Lynch

Born: 11/17/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Comp Rd A (#34 Overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 30th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x--May/September, 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, lanky frame w/ very long arms and wiry strength throughout.
Mechanical Notes
SWU w/ lots of moving parts he struggles to consistently keep on-line at present; full arm-circle into loose, clean H3/4 slot; frequently falls off at release, impacting command; ingredients of plus delivery w/ improved direction to the plate.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 55 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 FB projects to a plus pitch as he cleans up mechanics and in-zone command.
FB projects to a plus pitch as he cleans up mechanics and in-zone command.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94 92-97 Plus velo from LH side he generates easily; can start games at 95-97 and reach back for mid-90s consistently when needed.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Mixes grips, shows both run and slight cut through zone at times. Lively late hop when elevated at the top of velo range.
Mixes grips, shows both run and slight cut through zone at times. Lively late hop when elevated at the top of velo range.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 More present control than command, as issues falling off-line at release limit ability to pitch to spots. Delivery is loose and clean, allowing projection to avg in-zone location w/ more consistent mechanics.
More present control than command, as issues falling off-line at release limit ability to pitch to spots. Delivery is loose and clean, allowing projection to avg in-zone location w/ more consistent mechanics.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 78 77-79 Second look breaking ball, something to work North/South. Better than just a show-me; thrown w/ power to and signs of depth; can keep developing into solid-avg pitch.
Second look breaking ball, something to work North/South. Better than just a show-me; thrown w/ power to and signs of depth; can keep developing into solid-avg pitch.
Slider
Slider 50 55 85 84-86 Hard SL tunnels well off FB, shows late and flashes sharp bite+down finish at best. Big league pitch right now that can finish above-avg, projects to miss bats.
Hard SL tunnels well off FB, shows late and flashes sharp bite+down finish at best. Big league pitch right now that can finish above-avg, projects to miss bats.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 83 82-84 Developing third speed projects as solid-avg offering; good separation w/ FB armspeed sell; late, plane-changing dive down+armside on best ones.
Developing third speed projects as solid-avg offering; good separation w/ FB armspeed sell; late, plane-changing dive down+armside on best ones.
Control
Control 50 55 Establishes FB early, shows SL/CH first time through, wrinkles CB for another look. Impressive ability to land off-speed for strikes, especially SL; chance above-avg control at maturity; intense mound presence, works quick and makes hitters adjust to his tempo.
Establishes FB early, shows SL/CH first time through, wrinkles CB for another look. Impressive ability to land off-speed for strikes, especially SL; chance above-avg control at maturity; intense mound presence, works quick and makes hitters adjust to his tempo.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Size, stuff, and pitchability lay the groundwork for solid #3 SP production in peak years. Can move quickly from here and reach the big leagues at some point in 2020.