Daulton Jefferies

Born: 08/02/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (CBA, #37 overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (OAK)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 25th, 2016
Dates Seen: 8/8, 8/14, & 8/29/2016
Level: Rk
Affiliate: AZL Athletics
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Physical Description
Undersized, lean and athletic body. Room to add strength in lower half.
Mechanical Notes
Abbreviated windup. Short, clean arm action. Stays tall and closed with slight crossfire action. Balanced finish.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 45 55 Role 50: No. 4 Starter Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 55 60 92-93 95 Late run and arm-side sink. Four-seam can flatten out when up in the zone, but above-average command and slight crossfire action often makes up for lack of tilt and movement. Velocity trended upwards as the season progressed and he completed rehab from college injury.
Late run and arm-side sink. Four-seam can flatten out when up in the zone, but above-average command and slight crossfire action often makes up for lack of tilt and movement. Velocity trended upwards as the season progressed and he completed rehab from college injury.
Slider
Slider 40 45 85-87 88 Hard, lateral movement. Cutter shape with little depth. Definite third offering but will be a serviceable pitch with added depth and his ability to place anywhere in the zone.
Hard, lateral movement. Cutter shape with little depth. Definite third offering but will be a serviceable pitch with added depth and his ability to place anywhere in the zone.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 86-88 89 Deceptive with late, hard fade. Same arm action, arm speed as fastball. Potential swing-and-miss pitch. Can get firm at times.
Deceptive with late, hard fade. Same arm action, arm speed as fastball. Potential swing-and-miss pitch. Can get firm at times.
Overall Command
Overall Command 55 60  
Overall Control
Overall Control 60 65  
MiLB Stats
Overall Summary
Undersized right-handed starting pitcher who should slot in the back-end of a rotation with two solid-average pitches. Plus command will be the key to Jefferies' success, as his pitches tend to flatten out when up in the zone and become hittable. All offerings look the same out of the hand, creating deception. Slider needs the most improvement as it has very little depth, but should be a serviceable pitch in the future given his pitchability. Strike thrower, but needs to work the corners of the plate to have success. Suffered a shoulder injury during the 2016 college season, but rehabbed and progressed favorably during the AZL, making the injury a minimal concern. Will give up his fair share of hits, but can minimize the damage and log quality innings at the major league level in the near future. Future number four starter.