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: July 25th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- June 15/July 25, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Binghamton Rumble Ponies
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short w/ narrow build. Tim Lincecum body.
Mechanical Notes
Slow, methodical semi-windup; aggressive drive w/ effort through finish. Quick arm generates velo, H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 30 30 4A Up/Down Type Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 45 Lack of movement and command play fastball under mid-90s velocity.
Lack of movement and command play fastball under mid-90s velocity.
Fastball Velocity 55 55 94 93-96 Above-avg velo, consistently at 94 w/ bumps to 95-96 at best.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 40 45 Flashes moderate run when he angles it low, which isn't often. Usually flat and elevated.
Flashes moderate run when he angles it low, which isn't often. Usually flat and elevated.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Consistently up in the zone.
Consistently up in the zone.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 82-83 81-84 Hard curveball that flashes occasional ML average depth and action. Mechanical effort limits extension and consistency of pitch, often a slurve that hangs up in the zone.
Hard curveball that flashes occasional ML average depth and action. Mechanical effort limits extension and consistency of pitch, often a slurve that hangs up in the zone.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 85-86 84-87 Overthrows a straight changeup, limited feel or movement to the pitch. Only uses as a wrinkle.
Overthrows a straight changeup, limited feel or movement to the pitch. Only uses as a wrinkle.
Control
Control 45 45 FB and CB around the zone in best sequences, but loses the zone at times and is prone to bouts of wildness.
FB and CB around the zone in best sequences, but loses the zone at times and is prone to bouts of wildness.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
FB and CB flash avg at best, but delivery and control inconsistencies limit effectiveness of both pitches. Profiles as a 4A/emergency 'pen piece, high-minors depth.