Michael King

Born: 05/25/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd., 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft (MIA)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 29th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x -- March/June/July, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Trenton Thunder
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame w/ durable strength throughout. Good pitcher's frame.
Mechanical Notes
Simple semi-windup, low-maintenance operation w/ repeatable and on-line finish, lands closed and works around body. Full arm-circle, inverted-w strain, H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 30 50 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Could pitch in the big leagues w/ his FB right now. Projects as an above-avg sinker given ability to manage contact, though won't be a bat-misser.
Could pitch in the big leagues w/ his FB right now. Projects as an above-avg sinker given ability to manage contact, though won't be a bat-misser.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92-93 91-94 Works in low-90s, reaches back for 94 on best bolts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Heavy overall life, flashes above-avg run to the armside of the plate.
Heavy overall life, flashes above-avg run to the armside of the plate.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Shows avg command in best sequences, able to keep FB to spots on both sides of the plate. Ability to locate from the stretch must improve for overall command to reach avg.
Shows avg command in best sequences, able to keep FB to spots on both sides of the plate. Ability to locate from the stretch must improve for overall command to reach avg.
Slider
Slider 45 50 82-83 80-84 Avg slider at best w/ effective action and sharpness. Inconsistent at times right now, but projects fully avg w/ continued refinement.
Avg slider at best w/ effective action and sharpness. Inconsistent at times right now, but projects fully avg w/ continued refinement.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 82-83 82-85 Circle-change w/ fair separation off his fastball, moderate fade. Inconsistent present execution, gets straight at times; flashes enough average ones to project on the pitch.
Circle-change w/ fair separation off his fastball, moderate fade. Inconsistent present execution, gets straight at times; flashes enough average ones to project on the pitch.
Control
Control 50 50 Lacks the stuff to challenge big league hitters over the plate. Pounds the zone right now, posted impressive BB%, project that to regress as he'll need to work the edges.
Lacks the stuff to challenge big league hitters over the plate. Pounds the zone right now, posted impressive BB%, project that to regress as he'll need to work the edges.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
High floor, durable strikethrower w/ avg stuff. Ceiling of back-rotation starter, high-floor type who is a safe bet to reach the big leagues as a swingman even if he falls short of that. Development of changeup will determine his future in the rotation.