J.B. Bukauskas

Born: 10/11/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 196
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#15 Overall), 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU); Traded to ARI 7/31/2019
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: October 11, 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Scottsdale Scorpions
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Shorter and slighter than listed HT/WT. Smaller frame, durability questions.
Mechanical Notes
High-effort, explosive semi-windup from 3/4 slot with head violence at release. Collapses back leg, short stride, spine tilt to clear slingy fast arm, loses line to gloveside; high elbow in back.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 40 50 High Leverage High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Plays down due to command. Movement is effective down in zone only and connect consistently hit those spots; will improve command to fringy; plus pitch in 'pen role.
Plays down due to command. Movement is effective down in zone only and connect consistently hit those spots; will improve command to fringy; plus pitch in 'pen role.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95-96 93-98 96-98 early; 94-95 late in outing. Does not project to hold velocity.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Lacks plane; has solid armside run down in the zone; runs flatter up and can be squared.
Lacks plane; has solid armside run down in the zone; runs flatter up and can be squared.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Hyper-inconsistent; will hit spots down for short spells but sprays zone; leaves up; doesn't get to his gloveside. Effort doesn't project well but athleticism is there for half-grade improvement.
Hyper-inconsistent; will hit spots down for short spells but sprays zone; leaves up; doesn't get to his gloveside. Effort doesn't project well but athleticism is there for half-grade improvement.
Slider
Slider 50 55 87 84-89 Heavy usage; hitters look for it. Will flash plus with late hard 11-5 break to bottom of zone. Loses location, overthrows. Plus ceiling on pitch but inconsistency will play to abv-avg.
Heavy usage; hitters look for it. Will flash plus with late hard 11-5 break to bottom of zone. Loses location, overthrows. Plus ceiling on pitch but inconsistency will play to abv-avg.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 91 90-92 Flashed one at plus but inconsistent. Has soft fade, solid separation from FB. Issues locating prevents swing and miss; weak contact pitch against MLB bats.
Flashed one at plus but inconsistent. Has soft fade, solid separation from FB. Issues locating prevents swing and miss; weak contact pitch against MLB bats.
Control
Control 40 45 Fastball wanders; needs to work it toward plate edges given lack of plane; can go to slider for a strike most of the time; change not reliable in zone.
Fastball wanders; needs to work it toward plate edges given lack of plane; can go to slider for a strike most of the time; change not reliable in zone.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Mid-rotation stuff but lacks command and durability to profile in rotation. Leans heavily on secondaries to turn lineups over; will struggle third time through lineup; best fits leverage, multi-inning RP role where he can handle innings load.