McKenzie Mills

Born: 11/19/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 14th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH); Traded to PHI 7/28/2017; Traded to MIA 8/10/2018
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 9th, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/13/18
Level: High A
Affiliate: Clearwater Threshers
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Ideal pitching frame: XL athlete, durable body, broad/muscular upper half.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup delivery; high/closed front side; stiff/compact arm action, 3/4's slot. Delivery isn't pretty but he repeats it well.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Long Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 Strong strike-thrower who speeds it up w/ quality changeup.
Strong strike-thrower who speeds it up w/ quality changeup.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 90-91 90-92 Average velo, low-90's type.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Straight FB that plays up a tick because of deception. Hides the ball and gets on hitters quickly.
Straight FB that plays up a tick because of deception. Hides the ball and gets on hitters quickly.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Commands better to RHH; lost in-zone location against same-side bats.
Commands better to RHH; lost in-zone location against same-side bats.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 71-72 69-73 Loopy 2-to-7 breaking ball that often shows early; lacks power to be a truly average pitch. Have seen better in the past views; projects as a fringy offering.
Loopy 2-to-7 breaking ball that often shows early; lacks power to be a truly average pitch. Have seen better in the past views; projects as a fringy offering.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 79-80 76-81 Plus feel for CHG, best pitch; a separator; used heavily against RHH w/ good separation from FB; late, vertical sink/tumble action.
Plus feel for CHG, best pitch; a separator; used heavily against RHH w/ good separation from FB; late, vertical sink/tumble action.
Control
Control 45 50 In the zone more against righties. Struggled to get ahead of same-side bats at times. Saw a down game, have seen better in the past. Plus feel for changeup; can expand the zone w/ two strikes or land over the plate earlier in counts. Projects to have average control w/ more mound time.
In the zone more against righties. Struggled to get ahead of same-side bats at times. Saw a down game, have seen better in the past. Plus feel for changeup; can expand the zone w/ two strikes or land over the plate earlier in counts. Projects to have average control w/ more mound time.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Stuff is short to turn lineups over in rotation role at ML level. Profiles best as a strike-throwing long-relief option.