Jeff Springs

Born: 09/20/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 30th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 29th, 2016
Dates Seen: 6/27
Level: High A
Affiliate: High Desert Mavericks
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Physical Description
Athletic build; strong lower half, high waist, broad shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
Medium arm circle with hook/wrap in back. Has some effort and is slightly restricted as he comes through the slot. High leg lift and stays tall; comes cross body and creates decent angle.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 20 30 Role 30: Emergency bullpen arm High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 45 50 89-92 92 Straight, but gets some life in the zone. Angle plays up the average velo. Below-average command; seems to lack confidence with it. Athletic kid and should see an uptick in command going forward. Has some room to get stronger and can see an extra 1-2 mph future.
Straight, but gets some life in the zone. Angle plays up the average velo. Below-average command; seems to lack confidence with it. Athletic kid and should see an uptick in command going forward. Has some room to get stronger and can see an extra 1-2 mph future.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 73-74 74 Big shape with 3/4 break; loose rotation, gradual. For strikes; showed one at average with more firmness to it; see it getting to consistent fringe average.
Big shape with 3/4 break; loose rotation, gradual. For strikes; showed one at average with more firmness to it; see it getting to consistent fringe average.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 76-79 79 Best pitch, confidence and will use any time. Arm action sells it; shows dive from middle to arm side; has some feel to locate in the zone. Can be a weapon vs. RHH.
Best pitch, confidence and will use any time. Arm action sells it; shows dive from middle to arm side; has some feel to locate in the zone. Can be a weapon vs. RHH.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 45  
Overall Summary
Lefty reliever with some deception in the delivery and command of an average changeup. Throws strikes, but below-average command in the zone with the fastball. Fastball is straight, but he creates some angle that plays up the velo slightly, and will drop down on occasion and get some arm-side tail. Changeup is his best secondary; arm action sells it and he has some confidence to use it in any count. Shows late dive with feel locate in the zone. Curveball is gradual, has a big shape, but lacks snap; for strikes and has deception in the delivery play it up slightly. Should get to fringe average. Backed off and was very tentative with runners on base; starts to nibble and works into bad counts; pitched backwards and did not show much confidence in the fastball. Was much better, aggressive when starting with a clean inning. Shows some ability to mix his pitches and seems to understand the value of his ability to create deception and change speeds. Does not have the power stuff to battle back from bad counts, so will need to attack the zone and look for soft contact to be effective at the next level. Old for the level, but athletic and should see some improvement. Expect TEX to push him up quickly if he has success in High A.