Nick Kennedy

Born: 06/20/1996 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 23rd, 2019
Dates Seen: April 15, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Asheville Tourists
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame; athletic, boxy muscle across body; good athlete w/ coordinated mound actions.
Mechanical Notes
NWU, stretch only; loose, athletic operation he repeats well; long arm-circle shows behind body, 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Situational Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 50 FB plays better in short-stint role, avg pitch w/ low-90s velo and workable command.
FB plays better in short-stint role, avg pitch w/ low-90s velo and workable command.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92 90-94 Velo has ticked up in 'pen role, now true avg and touching 94 at best.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Moderate one-plane tail.
Moderate one-plane tail.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Stays around the plate, can go to both sides.
Stays around the plate, can go to both sides.
Slider
Slider 45 45 83 82-84 Short, sweepy tilt w/ consistent action. Playable pitch, but not true bat-misser. Tougher angle on LHH.
Short, sweepy tilt w/ consistent action. Playable pitch, but not true bat-misser. Tougher angle on LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 83 82-84 Third pitch, wrinkled in to RHH. Late, short, one-plane fade action. Projects as a mix offering to give another look.
Third pitch, wrinkled in to RHH. Late, short, one-plane fade action. Projects as a mix offering to give another look.
Control
Control 45 50 Aggressive, competitive mound presence that comes right at hitters. Control could hold its own right now at a higher level, especially w/ FB, but will need to land SL for more regular strikes to reach true avg.
Aggressive, competitive mound presence that comes right at hitters. Control could hold its own right now at a higher level, especially w/ FB, but will need to land SL for more regular strikes to reach true avg.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Former SP who has become a prospect after moving to the 'pen. FB/SL mix gives the ceiling of a low-leverage reliever who faces mostly lefties. Lacks one dominant tool, could blend in at higher levels and wind up more of a 3A/4A depth piece.