Jacob Heatherly

Born: 05/20/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 208
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 3rd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- August/October 2018
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Reds Instructs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Sturdy, strong, workhorse build. No projection left; body will require moderate maintenance.
Mechanical Notes
Deliberate, low-effort SWU from 3/4 slot with acceleration and leg engagement. Clean arm action, plus arm speed and strength, solid extension, spine tilt to clear arm affects release consistency.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Mixes 2S and 4S, FB value plays up in combination. 4S flashes MLB above-average with plane, location, and above-average velocity. 2S flashes 55 with tail; locates to armside, weak contact pitch vs lefties,.
Mixes 2S and 4S, FB value plays up in combination. 4S flashes MLB above-average with plane, location, and above-average velocity. 2S flashes 55 with tail; locates to armside, weak contact pitch vs lefties,.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 92 91-95 Gets on hitters from tough LH slot, deception. Could add a tick as he gets comfortable letting 4S go. 2S: 91-92.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Inconsistent plane; flashes solid extension but will flatten out when out-of-sync. 4S: Running life to armside. 2S: Above-average tail for ground ball contact. Combination plays up.
Inconsistent plane; flashes solid extension but will flatten out when out-of-sync. 4S: Running life to armside. 2S: Above-average tail for ground ball contact. Combination plays up.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Flashed both glove and armside command. Inconsistent timing and acceleration causes him to lose release point and miss up. Frame and delivery project for improvement. Still gaining comfort with 4S, gains expected with pro reps.
Flashed both glove and armside command. Inconsistent timing and acceleration causes him to lose release point and miss up. Frame and delivery project for improvement. Still gaining comfort with 4S, gains expected with pro reps.
Curveball
Curveball 50 55 76-77 76-80 1-7 shape, above-average break with solid depth. Swing and miss pitch on the chase; less confident throwing in the zone. Projects half-grade with improved strike throwing.
1-7 shape, above-average break with solid depth. Swing and miss pitch on the chase; less confident throwing in the zone. Projects half-grade with improved strike throwing.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 82 82-84 Flashed one at MLB above-average with plus horizontal action for swing-and-miss off edge. Still finding feel and repetition of arm slot and release. Excellent separation from FB; projects well with solid delivery, arm action and pro reps.
Flashed one at MLB above-average with plus horizontal action for swing-and-miss off edge. Still finding feel and repetition of arm slot and release. Excellent separation from FB; projects well with solid delivery, arm action and pro reps.
Control
Control 40 50 Present delivery inconsistency creates streaks of missing zone with FB and CB. Projects to improve with workhorse build and pro reps of three pitch repertoire.
Present delivery inconsistency creates streaks of missing zone with FB and CB. Projects to improve with workhorse build and pro reps of three pitch repertoire.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Future #4 SP with ability to get swing and miss from three pitch mix. Upside for mid-rotation w pitchability due to ability to mix both FBs and both secondaries. Solid RP floor with risk in command and body.