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 60 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 70 FB would compete at ML level right now; fills the zone w/ plus velocity. FB projects as a plus pitch he can throw for contact outs or blow by hitters.
FB would compete at ML level right now; fills the zone w/ plus velocity. FB projects as a plus pitch he can throw for contact outs or blow by hitters.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 94 93-97 Free and easy velocity. Effortless mid-90s, reaches back for 97-98 when he needs something extra.
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 55 Works fast, gets ahead, establishes strike 1 off the heater. Advanced command for his age that projects above-avg.
Works fast, gets ahead, establishes strike 1 off the heater. Advanced command for his age that projects above-avg.
Curveball
Curveball 55 60 80-81 78-82 Nasty curveball that dominates 2A hitters. Low-80s power w/ sharp 11-to-5 action and plus depth. Out pitch to both RHH and LHH, can backdoor to opposite-handed bats and freeze lefties; also can cast a 78-80 variant for early-count strikes.
Nasty curveball that dominates 2A hitters. Low-80s power w/ sharp 11-to-5 action and plus depth. Out pitch to both RHH and LHH, can backdoor to opposite-handed bats and freeze lefties; also can cast a 78-80 variant for early-count strikes.
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 60 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
All the makings of a front-three rotation piece at ML level. Durable strikethrower w/ numerous plus pitches; attacks w/ a no-nonsense mound presence that's mature beyond his years. CH is improving, continued development/incorporation last thing to work on.