Kevin Gowdy

Born: 11/16/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: Over the top
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 29th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 18, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lakewood BlueClaws
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame w/ tall, lanky features. Long arms hang loose over high, trim waist. Ideal pitching frame w/ some projection left. Missed 2017-2018 w/ TJ surgery.
Mechanical Notes
FWU w/ over-head break; low-maintenance overall operation; long stride, extends well, on-line finish. Full arm-circle, free/easy OT stroke. Hard heel-first landings impact present control, but correctable.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 10 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Low-90s w/ limited present movement or command; projecting up given body type, mechanics, lack of pro reps to date.
Low-90s w/ limited present movement or command; projecting up given body type, mechanics, lack of pro reps to date.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 90-91 89-93 Still building back arm-strength; flashes avg and will get there in full as he fills out and gets more mound time.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 40 45 4sm FB that flattens badly when elevated. Occasional tail when angled down. Might need to add a 2sm or cut-type wrinkle.
4sm FB that flattens badly when elevated. Occasional tail when angled down. Might need to add a 2sm or cut-type wrinkle.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Often up in the zone, struggled to land low strikes. Has shown idea to place his FB before; think some location naturally comes back as he builds back mound time.
Often up in the zone, struggled to land low strikes. Has shown idea to place his FB before; think some location naturally comes back as he builds back mound time.
Slider
Slider 30 40 Short spinner that was usually a cement mixer w/o depth. OT slot might be better suited for a true CB.
Short spinner that was usually a cement mixer w/o depth. OT slot might be better suited for a true CB.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 Limited faith, only sprinkled a few in to LHH. Light fade action, often floated up in the zone.
Limited faith, only sprinkled a few in to LHH. Light fade action, often floated up in the zone.
Control
Control 30 45 Control has been ugly in the early goings, but has the ingredients to make quick gains as he re-adjusts to throwing every fifth day. Delivery fell out-of-sync at times, lost the zone in bad sequences. Has shown better in the past, clean delivery here to project.
Control has been ugly in the early goings, but has the ingredients to make quick gains as he re-adjusts to throwing every fifth day. Delivery fell out-of-sync at times, lost the zone in bad sequences. Has shown better in the past, clean delivery here to project.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Former high-round pick just getting back on the mound after missing two full years to injury. Looked rusty, still finding footing in game action. Velo was there; secondaries and control/command lacking. Worth a follow grade but can't mark him as a true prospect right now.