Michael Baumann

Born: 09/10/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 20th, 2019
Dates Seen: July 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie Baysox
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Prototype workhorse frame; tall, broad, sturdy build throughout.
Mechanical Notes
Simple SWU; long, deep arm-circle is wrapped on backside; slight tilt to clear through H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Has the velo to hold its own now; above-avg pitch w/ more command; FB will take another step forward if ever in a 'pen role.
Has the velo to hold its own now; above-avg pitch w/ more command; FB will take another step forward if ever in a 'pen role.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 94 92-97 Strong body able to hold above-avg velo all game. Reaches back for 96-97 and touches mid-90s late into outings. Would pitch closer to high-90s airing it out in the 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy overall life w/ occasional run+sink when angled low.
Heavy overall life w/ occasional run+sink when angled low.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Blows his FB by hitters at this level and doesn't pay for frequent elevated strikes. Regularly works up in the zone and relies on velocity to do the work.
Blows his FB by hitters at this level and doesn't pay for frequent elevated strikes. Regularly works up in the zone and relies on velocity to do the work.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 77 76-79 Second look at breaking ball, mixes true CB w/ loopy down shape as a wrinkle. More to LHH, though flashes to RHH later in games.
Second look at breaking ball, mixes true CB w/ loopy down shape as a wrinkle. More to LHH, though flashes to RHH later in games.
Slider
Slider 50 50 89 88-91 Hard SL that can be lateral and cut-like at times. Best ones show late and get plane-changing depth. Projects as a solid-avg pitch from rotation, could be a true swing/miss offering in relief.
Hard SL that can be lateral and cut-like at times. Best ones show late and get plane-changing depth. Projects as a solid-avg pitch from rotation, could be a true swing/miss offering in relief.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 85 84-87 Improving third pitch, now enough to keep him in rotation initially; flashes late dive at best, though inconsistent; still gaining feel, occasionally drops under it and sails the pitch.
Improving third pitch, now enough to keep him in rotation initially; flashes late dive at best, though inconsistent; still gaining feel, occasionally drops under it and sails the pitch.
Control
Control 40 45 Improving pitchability and sequencing, shows an idea when to use each of his four pitches. CH/CB more to LHH, SL main off-speed to RHH. Fringy walk rates hold big raw stuff back from profiling higher than the back of a big league rotation.
Improving pitchability and sequencing, shows an idea when to use each of his four pitches. CH/CB more to LHH, SL main off-speed to RHH. Fringy walk rates hold big raw stuff back from profiling higher than the back of a big league rotation.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Prospect stock is on the rise in 2019, as velo and power stuff have returned now that he's adjusted to the pro grind. Projects as hard-throwing backend SP; can see him taking to a setup role due to advanced FB/SL mix.