Luke Leftwich

Born: 06/09/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 7th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 12th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x-- October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Scottsdale Scorpions
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Strong, sturdy build w some thickness in lower half; no projection.
Mechanical Notes
Straightforward NWU from 3/4 slot with mild effort. Some stiffness to arm action; average arm speed, stays closed, lands online, late arm creates slight cross-body motion.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Average velocity in pen; movement allows for some swing-and-miss in top of zone or running armside; lacks command consistency to play to plus.
Average velocity in pen; movement allows for some swing-and-miss in top of zone or running armside; lacks command consistency to play to plus.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92-93 91-95 Can reach back for more but will lose location. No projection.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Solid armside run w average plane below the belt; life up the zone to get above barrels.
Solid armside run w average plane below the belt; life up the zone to get above barrels.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Better to armside than gloveside; will leave over plate; shows feel to change eye levels. Projected refinement of ability to go up ladder.
Better to armside than gloveside; will leave over plate; shows feel to change eye levels. Projected refinement of ability to go up ladder.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 81 80-83 Inconsistent; gets on the side. Shows 12-6 shape at lower velo band with average depth; ability to get weak contact in zone. Gets slurvy w 11-5 shape, loses zone, backs it up. Room for another half-grade in consistency.
Inconsistent; gets on the side. Shows 12-6 shape at lower velo band with average depth; ability to get weak contact in zone. Gets slurvy w 11-5 shape, loses zone, backs it up. Room for another half-grade in consistency.
Control
Control 45 45 Can throw strikes with fastball; movement gives it some margin for error. Flashed ability to throw CB for strikes.
Can throw strikes with fastball; movement gives it some margin for error. Flashed ability to throw CB for strikes.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
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Overall Summary
Above-average fastball with fringy command/control gives mid-relief upside. Curveball is not a bat-misser but is good enough to keep hitters off the fastball in low leverage situations.