Griffin Jax

Born: 11/22/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 195
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 26th, 2018
Dates Seen: Nov 9, 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Average height, slender build, fluid actions. No projection left.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup from 3/4 slot with minimal effort at release. Breaks with hook, average depth in back, average arm speed and extension, spine tilt to clear arm with head movement creates some release point inconsistency.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Long Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Will play to fringe-average with another step in command. Lacks velo but movement and command will play to weak contact and ground balls; MLB hitters will square him up when he misses.
Will play to fringe-average with another step in command. Lacks velo but movement and command will play to weak contact and ground balls; MLB hitters will square him up when he misses.
Fastball Velocity 40 40 90-91 89-91 Won't sneak it by anyone; uses sink and command to work around fringy velo.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Plus sink to armside; maintains two-plane action across zone.
Plus sink to armside; maintains two-plane action across zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Keeps ball down in zone; works side-to-side with quality delivery. Loses release point but has quiet delivery and projects another half-grade w high minors development.
Keeps ball down in zone; works side-to-side with quality delivery. Loses release point but has quiet delivery and projects another half-grade w high minors development.
Slider
Slider 45 50 83 82-84 Inconsistent shape and feel; will flash average with 11-5 shape and moderate depth. Lacks hard break to miss bats; with another step in sharpness, should be solid 3rd pitch for weak contact.
Inconsistent shape and feel; will flash average with 11-5 shape and moderate depth. Lacks hard break to miss bats; with another step in sharpness, should be solid 3rd pitch for weak contact.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 83-84 83-85 Best pitch; shows it to RHs and will use early count. Late fade gets swing-and-miss on chase, weak contact in zone.
Best pitch; shows it to RHs and will use early count. Late fade gets swing-and-miss on chase, weak contact in zone.
Control
Control 45 50 Throws strikes with both FB and CH with consistency. Will need to nibble to keep bats of FB, but shows feel for zone and will induce a lot of contact.
Throws strikes with both FB and CH with consistency. Will need to nibble to keep bats of FB, but shows feel for zone and will induce a lot of contact.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Player will throw strikes and seek to induce weak contact with three-pitch repertoire. Fringy fastball and lack of swing-and-miss secondary limits ceiling to long relief but is likely to get there with further command refinement.