Philip Pfeifer

Born: 07/15/1992 (Age: 27)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: Over the top
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD); Acquired as part of trade for B. Norris 6/30/16 (ATL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 30th, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/21, 6/2
Level: High A
Affiliate: Carolina Mudcats
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Physical Description
Broad frame, fully developed with thick lower half, rolled shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
Compact arm action, hides it behind his head a bit; max-effort arm; all stretch with high leg left; gets decent angle.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 30 40 Role 40: Situational reliever Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 60 90-93 94 Tail to arm side and will get some cut in on RHH; life in the zone; will flatten out up. Below-average command in the zone; attempts to change eye level, but inconsistent execution.
Tail to arm side and will get some cut in on RHH; life in the zone; will flatten out up. Below-average command in the zone; attempts to change eye level, but inconsistent execution.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 73-76 78 Big shape; round, but has arm action play it up slightly; throws for strikes. Will dial up some snap for put away; likes to bury in on RHH.
Big shape; round, but has arm action play it up slightly; throws for strikes. Will dial up some snap for put away; likes to bury in on RHH.
Slider
Slider 40 45 82-86 89 Variations; flat, cutter-ish at 87-to-89 mph, gradual without much late dart. Better one at 82-to-84 with 3/4 depth. Inconsistent feel, but effort and arm action play up; can get some chase below the zone. Should get to fringe average.
Variations; flat, cutter-ish at 87-to-89 mph, gradual without much late dart. Better one at 82-to-84 with 3/4 depth. Inconsistent feel, but effort and arm action play up; can get some chase below the zone. Should get to fringe average.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 82-83 83 Circle action, fade; shallow, almost two-seam action. Showed one with some late dive; efforty delivery plays it up, but used sparingly, limited confidence; 4th pitch right now.
Circle action, fade; shallow, almost two-seam action. Showed one with some late dive; efforty delivery plays it up, but used sparingly, limited confidence; 4th pitch right now.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 30 40  
Player Video
Overall Summary
Strong, mature-bodied LHRP with two fringe-average or better secondary pitches to go with a plus fastball. High-maintenance, max-effort delivery and arm action add some deception and give him some margin for error in the zone, but he has below-average command and inconsistent feel with the breaking balls. He creates some angle and can drive the fastball downhill which plays up the velo, and he will get some chase on the slider when he's on, but misses up in zone often and the fastball gets very hittable. Has an idea, but poor execution limits usability of secondary. Stuff likely is what it is now. He is a good athlete and should find enough consistency to be effective as a situational arm in the pen. Comparable to Tony Sipp at the major league level.