Packy Naughton

Born: 04/16/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 195
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 9th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 21st, 2018
Dates Seen: March 20, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Dayton Dragons
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Lean, avg build, some strength in lower half, average athlete.
Mechanical Notes
Medium-effort SWU, 3/4 slot, lands slightly open, inconsistent arm path due to spine tilt, loses line, falls off to 3rd side, esp from stretch. Arm action: Breaks early into long full circle arm stroke w/ average arm speed, poor follow through across his body to pull offline.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Long Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Average across board; showed ability to quiet delivery and hit spots; should add consistency with reps.
Average across board; showed ability to quiet delivery and hit spots; should add consistency with reps.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 90-92 89-93 Frame does not project to add physicality; average velo for LHP out of pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Two-plane sink w late tail armside in bottom of zone. Belt high and above, lacks life and movement, easy to square.
Two-plane sink w late tail armside in bottom of zone. Belt high and above, lacks life and movement, easy to square.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 50 Up in zone to armside, pulled to glove side inside against RH. Found rhythm, hit armside target better late. Quiet delivery when doesn't overthrow, pro reps will aid command development.
Up in zone to armside, pulled to glove side inside against RH. Found rhythm, hit armside target better late. Quiet delivery when doesn't overthrow, pro reps will aid command development.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 76-77 76-77 Inconsistent; loopy, cement mixers early. Found better feel, sharper 1-7 break later, buried in dirt. Backdoored for strike in FB count. Pitch will be hit when not down and to the edges.
Inconsistent; loopy, cement mixers early. Found better feel, sharper 1-7 break later, buried in dirt. Backdoored for strike in FB count. Pitch will be hit when not down and to the edges.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 80-82 80-83 Best pitch, throws with confidence in FB counts; repeats armspeed and release point; above-average separation. Inconsistent ability to locate in the zone, kept to edges. Strike throwing should step forward.
Best pitch, throws with confidence in FB counts; repeats armspeed and release point; above-average separation. Inconsistent ability to locate in the zone, kept to edges. Strike throwing should step forward.
Control
Control 45 50 Projects to average strikethrower. Keeps all 3 pitches in and around zone, works to edges. Will steal strikes pitching backwards.
Projects to average strikethrower. Keeps all 3 pitches in and around zone, works to edges. Will steal strikes pitching backwards.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Player has qualities of command and control LHP, but lacks a third pitch to stick in rotation. Pitchability and ability to compete give him chance to reach the big leagues as a longman/mopup type.