Jordan Stephens

Born: 09/12/1992 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CWS)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: 1
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 6th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 12, 2019
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Charlotte Knights
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Short, boxy frame. Well-built body type but lacks desired RHP physicality.
Mechanical Notes
SWU he repeats well. Full arm-circle, H3/4 slot. Limited athleticism through operation, but works for him and allows strikes w/ all pitches.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 40 Below-avg FB lacking the power or movement to carve out a consistent ML role.
Below-avg FB lacking the power or movement to carve out a consistent ML role.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90 88-92 Fringy velo not enough to establish FB.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Straightens out when elevated, hit hard up in the zone. Movement plays at 45 b/c he can mix grips on FB, wrinkling occasional 2sm runners.
Straightens out when elevated, hit hard up in the zone. Movement plays at 45 b/c he can mix grips on FB, wrinkling occasional 2sm runners.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Lacks margin for location mistakes. Occasional low spots, crushed when over the plate.
Lacks margin for location mistakes. Occasional low spots, crushed when over the plate.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 78 77-79 Best pitch, workable ML secondary. True CB w/ consistent depth and 11-to-5 shape.
Best pitch, workable ML secondary. True CB w/ consistent depth and 11-to-5 shape.
Slider
Slider 40 40 82 81-83 Takes something off cutter for true SL. Loose spin, humpy tilt, uses as a second look at breaking ball.
Takes something off cutter for true SL. Loose spin, humpy tilt, uses as a second look at breaking ball.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 82 81-84 Part of his mix but not a go-to pitch at ML level. Fair separation but often straight and floaty over the plate.
Part of his mix but not a go-to pitch at ML level. Fair separation but often straight and floaty over the plate.
Cutter
Cutter 45 45 87 86-88 Works in a short cut fastball in the upper-80s to get off the barrel. Workable wrinkle off his heater.
Works in a short cut fastball in the upper-80s to get off the barrel. Workable wrinkle off his heater.
Control
Control 50 50 Best attribute is ability to mix pitches and keep deep mix around the zone. Pitch-to-contact guy that won't beat himself, but lacks the stuff to manage the quality of contact he allows.
Best attribute is ability to mix pitches and keep deep mix around the zone. Pitch-to-contact guy that won't beat himself, but lacks the stuff to manage the quality of contact he allows.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks carry tool for regular ML role, though ability to keep deep mix of fringy pitches around the zone could get him cups of coffee as a mopup/longman type. Projects as upper-level depth piece.