Mitch Keller

Born: 04/04/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 25th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 25, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Altoona Curve
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, muscular, athletic frame. Prototype pitcher build.
Mechanical Notes
Controlled semi-windup; strong, low-maintenance operation; finishes clean and on-line. Long arm-circle shows in the back, H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 50 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 60 60 Consistent strikes w/ signs of command over high-velo FB.
Consistent strikes w/ signs of command over high-velo FB.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94-95 93-97 Easy mid-90s w/ ability to reach back for 96-97 on best bolts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Loose arm-stroke gives late hop to fastball.
Loose arm-stroke gives late hop to fastball.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 50 Works fast, gets ahead, consistently to spots within the zone. Advanced command for age.
Works fast, gets ahead, consistently to spots within the zone. Advanced command for age.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 81 78-82 Nasty CB dominates hitters at this level. Low-80s power w/ sharp 11-to-5 action and plus depth. Potential out pitch to both RHH and LHH.
Nasty CB dominates hitters at this level. Low-80s power w/ sharp 11-to-5 action and plus depth. Potential out pitch to both RHH and LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 50 85 84-86 FB and CB are so dominant he doesn't use third-pitch changeup much right now. Has steadily improved change since signing, now a playable pitch w/ moderate projection.
FB and CB are so dominant he doesn't use third-pitch changeup much right now. Has steadily improved change since signing, now a playable pitch w/ moderate projection.
Control
Control 50 55 Pitches off his FB, uses CB to close ABs. Pounds the zone, lots of strikes, shows an awareness of pitch count and working late into games.
Pitches off his FB, uses CB to close ABs. Pounds the zone, lots of strikes, shows an awareness of pitch count and working late into games.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Ceiling of solid mid-rotation SP w/ durability to eat innings and numerous above-avg weapons in FB/CB. Mature feel to pitch and intense mound presence are plusses.