Matt Blackham

Born: 01/07/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 5'10''
Weight: 150
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 29th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Scottsdale Scorpions
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Smaller frame, but closer to 165 than listed 150. Average strength with stiffness to pitching actions.
Mechanical Notes
No-windup from H3/4 slot with effort at release. Breaks early, claw, quick arm stroke, opens early w spine tilt to clear arm, strides down mound, head whack.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 30 4A Up/Down Type Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Has velo and movement to be abv avg but lack of command plays down. Ability to change eye-levels gets it to average.
Has velo and movement to be abv avg but lack of command plays down. Ability to change eye-levels gets it to average.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 93-94 91-95 Strong push off mound, flies at hitter to add deception, help it play at abv avg.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Despite height, gets avg plane from high slot to bottom of zone; solid riding life up in the zone. Plays up with eye-level change.
Despite height, gets avg plane from high slot to bottom of zone; solid riding life up in the zone. Plays up with eye-level change.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Better feel up/down than horizontally; misses off plate and in zone both glove and armside.
Better feel up/down than horizontally; misses off plate and in zone both glove and armside.
Slider
Slider 40 40 82-83 79-84 11-5 at best with late break out of zone. Inconsistent, slurvy in 79-81 range with softer break, hittable. Inability to locate plays down.
11-5 at best with late break out of zone. Inconsistent, slurvy in 79-81 range with softer break, hittable. Inability to locate plays down.
Control
Control 40 40 Delivery not conducive to repetition and strikethrowing. Spays FB; CB vulnerable in zone and must bury it.
Delivery not conducive to repetition and strikethrowing. Spays FB; CB vulnerable in zone and must bury it.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Decent fastball provides chance to see MLB time, but lacks secondary or control for full-time ML role. 4A type that could get cups of coffee.