Jackson Kowar

Born: 08/04/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Comp Round A (#33 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 11th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x -- August 2018, April 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Wilmington Blue Rocks
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall w/ lean, lanky frame. Trim v-torso, long legs. Similar build to Rick Porcello (BOS).
Mechanical Notes
SWU; low-maintenance overall operation he repeats well. Compact arm-circle that peeks behind backside; fast, whippy 3/4 stroke.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 50 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Velo has spiked; FB now looks like future plus pitch w/ upper-90s velo and solid life/command.
Velo has spiked; FB now looks like future plus pitch w/ upper-90s velo and solid life/command.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 94-95 94-98 Comfortable 94-95 w/ frequent 97s when he needs it. T98 on best bolts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Downhill plane when angled to lower-third. Throwing more 4sm than previous looks, getting swinging strikes up in the zone w/ late ride.
Downhill plane when angled to lower-third. Throwing more 4sm than previous looks, getting swinging strikes up in the zone w/ late ride.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Developing command w/ sequences that show signs it will get to average. Blowing away less advanced hitters w/ velocity, A-Ball competition can't even turn around his mistake locations.
Developing command w/ sequences that show signs it will get to average. Blowing away less advanced hitters w/ velocity, A-Ball competition can't even turn around his mistake locations.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 75-76 74-78 Making progress since last viewing w/ more pro reps under his belt. Flashes a big league breaking ball w/ sharp bite and occasional depth. Trending up and can get to avg.
Making progress since last viewing w/ more pro reps under his belt. Flashes a big league breaking ball w/ sharp bite and occasional depth. Trending up and can get to avg.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 84-85 83-87 Sells w/ FB armspeed from same tunnel. Consistent late dive down+armside. Advanced pitch, could be a bat-misser at maturity.
Sells w/ FB armspeed from same tunnel. Consistent late dive down+armside. Advanced pitch, could be a bat-misser at maturity.
Control
Control 40 50 Three pitches around the plate in best sequences, especially good feel to land CH to bottom-third of the zone. Projects avg as he adjusts to upper-level hitters.
Three pitches around the plate in best sequences, especially good feel to land CH to bottom-third of the zone. Projects avg as he adjusts to upper-level hitters.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Stuff has taken a jump at the pro level, velo spiked and feel for CB is improving. Tools of mid-rotation SP that can lean heavily on a plus FB. Breezing through A-Ball hitters and looks ready for upper-level competition; could get to big leagues by late 2020 or 2021.