Josh Staumont

Born: 12/21/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: Over the top
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 20th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/13/16
Level: High A
Affiliate: Wilmington Blue Rocks
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Physical Description
Broad shoulders; high waist; projectable; lean muscular base; strong lower half.
Mechanical Notes
Athletic; good tempo; low effort; moderate leg kick; arm stab in back; 3/4 arm slot; plus arm speed; lands stiff; stays over front side; hides ball in back well; front shoulder can open early and cause timing to be off; struggles to repeat consistently.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 50 60 Role 50; 8th-inning reliever Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 70 93-97 98 Downhill plane; explosive late life; sits low-to-mid 90s as a SP, but see velocity playing up out of the bullpen; present command is below average; swing-and-miss offering even when missing spots; present below-average command of the pitch.
Downhill plane; explosive late life; sits low-to-mid 90s as a SP, but see velocity playing up out of the bullpen; present command is below average; swing-and-miss offering even when missing spots; present below-average command of the pitch.
Curveball
Curveball 50 60 80-82 83 11-to-5 shape; hard bite with depth; two-plane break; features loose wrist and snaps the pitch out in front; replicates arm speed/slot; plays well off of fastball; can throw for a strike and bury the offering.
11-to-5 shape; hard bite with depth; two-plane break; features loose wrist and snaps the pitch out in front; replicates arm speed/slot; plays well off of fastball; can throw for a strike and bury the offering.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 50  
Overall Summary
Staumont started the year in High A for the Royals. He features a low-effort delivery with extreme arm speed but struggles to repeat his mechanics. His lack of present command, and a third pitch, will force him into a full-time bullpen role, where he could grip-and-rip his fastball/curveball combination. He generates easy velocity and his curveball flashes plus, and with more fastball command to set it up, it will be a plus offering. Staumont struggled to command his fastball but showed intelligence when sequencing and with pitchability. Presently, he is effectively wild in the strike zone, but with his athleticism and a shorter stint, his command could develop to fringe average, and he could his second-division closer ceiling.