Donnie Hart

Born: 09/06/1990 (Age: 28)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: Sidearm
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 180
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 27th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 26th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/8/2016, 4/11/2016, 4/25/2016
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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Physical Description
Small, lean build; long legs.
Mechanical Notes
Side-armed arm angle; centered on rubber; compact delivery; average arm speed; mild stab; uses deceptive arm angle to compensate for lack of fastball velocity; uses slider and fastball frequently to both sides of the plate.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 20 30 Role 20: Organization Arm High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 40 40 87-88 89 Flashes heavy action due to arm angle; attacks both RHH and LHH; straightens out up in the zone.
Flashes heavy action due to arm angle; attacks both RHH and LHH; straightens out up in the zone.
Slider
Slider 40 40 76-77 79 Heavy usage of the pitch in all counts; lacks depth and velocity; slurvy action; flashes sweeping action across strike zone; plays up due to arm angle; swing-and-miss pitch.
Heavy usage of the pitch in all counts; lacks depth and velocity; slurvy action; flashes sweeping action across strike zone; plays up due to arm angle; swing-and-miss pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 30 75-76 80 Throws to RHH only; flashes fade; consistent arm speed; not comfortable throwing the pitch for strikes.
Throws to RHH only; flashes fade; consistent arm speed; not comfortable throwing the pitch for strikes.
Overall Summary
Despite a below-average fastball, Hart is able to use his side-arm angle to keep hitters off balance. He's used against left-handed and right-handed hitters due to his ability to induce weak contact because of the downward movement on his fastball. Although his slider lacks tilt and velocity, he uses the pitch almost as much as his fastball. The stuff isn't overpowering, but Hart is able to generate ground balls with his pitches and doesn't walk batters, allowing him to continue to play at the high-minor league levels.