Joey Wentz

Born: 10/06/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (CBA/#40 overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ATL); Traded to DET 7/31/2019
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 25th, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/22
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Danville Braves
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Physical Description
Long, lanky frame; athletic, broad, slightly rolled shoulders. High waist, long legs. Physical projection, lots of room to fill out.
Mechanical Notes
Compact, athletic delivery; clean arm action, stays online and gets some angle. Some pronounced tuck over the rubber before going to the plate. Lands softly and under control.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2020 50 55 Role 55: #4 Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 45 60 88-91 92 Straight with occasional flat run to the arm side. Good angle; gets some added life down in zone. Strike thrower, but poor execution to spots right now. See more consistent velo coming as he gets stronger.
Straight with occasional flat run to the arm side. Good angle; gets some added life down in zone. Strike thrower, but poor execution to spots right now. See more consistent velo coming as he gets stronger.
Curveball
Curveball 40 55 73-78 79 Loose rotation, rolling break; shows occasional finish, but no real snap. Throwing for strikes, but inconsistent plane and will cast it out. Has some hand speed and see it developing some harder finish.
Loose rotation, rolling break; shows occasional finish, but no real snap. Throwing for strikes, but inconsistent plane and will cast it out. Has some hand speed and see it developing some harder finish.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 45 80-81 81 Flat with occasional circle fade; gradual action can have it float up and arm side. Very inconsistent feel now, but athletic arm action/delivery, can see it developing some more firm circle dive.
Flat with occasional circle fade; gradual action can have it float up and arm side. Very inconsistent feel now, but athletic arm action/delivery, can see it developing some more firm circle dive.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 50  
Overall Control
Overall Control 30 50  
Overall Summary
Projectable LHSP with a chance to have two above-average pitches as he focuses on the mound exclusively for the first time in his career. He gets good angle and should see a bump in velo as he gets stronger. He is a plus athlete with a compact and repeatable delivery; arm works well and shows some present arm speed. Throws a lot of strikes, aggressive in the zone, will challenge. Fastball is fairly straight, but does get some ride up in the zone. Not afraid to work inside with the pitch, but inconsistent execution now. Two-way player during his amateur career and is still getting a feel for pitching. Curveball has a chance to be above average; inconsistent break now, but showed a few with some hard finish, see that getting more consistent. Can see the changeup getting to at least fringe average, given how the arm works. Will have to command the fastball in the zone, as the lack of movement will limit the margin for error even with above-average velo. Made adjustments in-game to change speeds after getting hit hard early; has an idea, and poise for age. Would not be surprised to see him show mid-rotation ability in the future, but he'll have to develop the changeup to reach his ceiling. Some risk associated here as the development will take a while, but the ingredients are there.