Keegan Akin

Born: 04/01/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
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 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- April/July 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame; durable and muscular build. Broad shoulders and lower half.
Mechanical Notes
Controlled semi-windup, low-effort operation; repeats well, consistent on-line finishes; plus delivery that allows him to pound the zone. Compact arm-circle, clean H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 45 50 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Solid LH velo and average command. Lacks the movement to miss many bats, but projects as an effective future pitch.
Solid LH velo and average command. Lacks the movement to miss many bats, but projects as an effective future pitch.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 92-93 91-96 FB has taken a jump as the weather warmed up. T96 at best, consistent 94-95s, sat low-90s and held velo through outing.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 Occasional run, straightens out at high end of velo range. Needs to mix more runners, but has pitchability to make that adjustment. Might always struggle to manage contact and keep the ball on the ground.
Occasional run, straightens out at high end of velo range. Needs to mix more runners, but has pitchability to make that adjustment. Might always struggle to manage contact and keep the ball on the ground.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Attacks the zone and locates to lower-third at best. Wanes a bit as pitch count rises. Ingredients of at least future avg command.
Attacks the zone and locates to lower-third at best. Wanes a bit as pitch count rises. Ingredients of at least future avg command.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 79 78-80 Takes something off his slider for a true curveball w/ more depth. Wrinkle pitch he uses as a second-look breaking ball.
Takes something off his slider for a true curveball w/ more depth. Wrinkle pitch he uses as a second-look breaking ball.
Slider
Slider 45 50 82 80-84 Primary off-speed. Lateral tilt, one-planer w/ cut-like bite. Playable pitch right now that will be avg as he gets a bit more depth on it.
Primary off-speed. Lateral tilt, one-planer w/ cut-like bite. Playable pitch right now that will be avg as he gets a bit more depth on it.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 80 78-81 Throws to both lefties and righties; flashed separation and late bottoming action at best though straightened at times. Can develop into average third to keep hitters off FB/SL.
Throws to both lefties and righties; flashed separation and late bottoming action at best though straightened at times. Can develop into average third to keep hitters off FB/SL.
Control
Control 45 55 Aggressive strikethrower who pitches off his FB early in games. Advanced pitchability and mound presence; battles and can compete without his best stuff. Could be an above-avg control artist at maturity.
Aggressive strikethrower who pitches off his FB early in games. Advanced pitchability and mound presence; battles and can compete without his best stuff. Could be an above-avg control artist at maturity.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Ceiling of a reliable backend starter, lefty innings eater who throws strikes and competes. Low ceiling/high floor type, close to ML ready.