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 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, lean and flexible w/ athletic proportions. Built like Walker Buehler (LAD).
Mechanical Notes
Low-maintenance semi-windup that fills the zone. Easy operation, finishes clean. Off-line arm circle, whippy 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Swingman Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Knows how to pitch enough to turn over lineups w/ low-90s velocity.
Knows how to pitch enough to turn over lineups w/ low-90s velocity.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 89-93 91 Focuses more on location than power. Shows avg velo early in games that backed up to high-80s as pitch count rose, but attributed that to fatigue of a long season.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 2sm FB w/ moderate tail. Flattens when he misses up, needs to stay down to avoid barrels.
2sm FB w/ moderate tail. Flattens when he misses up, needs to stay down to avoid barrels.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Falls out of command at times, but shows flashes of spotting low to both sides. Athleticism and delivery here to project on location.
Falls out of command at times, but shows flashes of spotting low to both sides. Athleticism and delivery here to project on location.
Slider
Slider 45 45 84 83-86 Short one-planer w/ fringy action. Usable SL, though tick short of true avg.
Short one-planer w/ fringy action. Usable SL, though tick short of true avg.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 84 82-85 Best pitch, equalizer for his iffy FB velo. Sells at armspeed, consistent dive finish.
Best pitch, equalizer for his iffy FB velo. Sells at armspeed, consistent dive finish.
Control
Control 50 55 Mature mound presence, works quick, pounds the zone w/ all pitches. Needs to learn how to nibble more than he does presently. Projects to above-avg control, low strikeout/low walk totals in prime.
Mature mound presence, works quick, pounds the zone w/ all pitches. Needs to learn how to nibble more than he does presently. Projects to above-avg control, low strikeout/low walk totals in prime.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Control and feel get him to big leagues, don’t see depth or quality in the arsenal to turn over lineups. #6-#7 SP on a contender who could sneak into back of lesser rotation. Interesting candidate to face lineups once as an opener.