Keegan Akin

Born: 04/01/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 225
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 11th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- June 2019
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Norfolk Tides
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame w/ stout, portly build. Durable body but needs to keep in check.
Mechanical Notes
Side saddle into abbreviated windup; tall leg kick, closed landing w/ moderate effort through release; full arm-circle into H3/4 slot. Fringy athlete w/ fairly low-maintenance operation he repeats.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 45 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 FB could hold its own now, projects up as command gets more consistent.
FB could hold its own now, projects up as command gets more consistent.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 91-92 89-94 Velo has fluctuated as a pro, has sat 93-95 and T96 in the past, now settles in the low-90s w/ occasional ability to reach back for extra.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 4sm FB that lacks much lateral movement, needs to hit spots to miss barrels. Struggles to induce soft contact, not many ground ball outs.
4sm FB that lacks much lateral movement, needs to hit spots to miss barrels. Struggles to induce soft contact, not many ground ball outs.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Flashes sequences of command low and to both spots. Falls out at times, creeps up in the zone and gets hit. Think he’ll iron it out and get to avg.
Flashes sequences of command low and to both spots. Falls out at times, creeps up in the zone and gets hit. Think he’ll iron it out and get to avg.
Slider
Slider 45 45 84 82-86 Decent pitch, playable offering that’s a bit short overall. Ability to add and subtract from power and action plays it up.
Decent pitch, playable offering that’s a bit short overall. Ability to add and subtract from power and action plays it up.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 82 81-84 Improved third pitch now has chance to be best off-speed. Good separation, flashes turnover down/armside. Usable offering now that still could come on a bit.
Improved third pitch now has chance to be best off-speed. Good separation, flashes turnover down/armside. Usable offering now that still could come on a bit.
Control
Control 45 50 Missing more bats in AAA than he will at ML level; walking too many for his stuff and contact profile; needs to cut down free passes to reach ceiling. Poised mound presence, winner w/ track record of performance.
Missing more bats in AAA than he will at ML level; walking too many for his stuff and contact profile; needs to cut down free passes to reach ceiling. Poised mound presence, winner w/ track record of performance.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Close to a finished product, likely could fill in as a longman right now but will benefit from more seasoning. Upside of #5 lefty rotation piece if control/command can take that last step. High-floor guy, safe big leaguer in some capacity.