Ryan Lillie

Born: 05/01/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA); Traded to CIN 10/6/2018
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 18th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- April 13/May 7, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Greensboro Grasshoppers
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short, stocky, muscular, compact build. Built like Trevor Gott (WSH).
Mechanical Notes
Moderate effort throughout semi-windup delivery. Shoulder tilt, drop/drive style, offline finishes w/ recoil after release. H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Playable FB that shouldn't see lineups numerous times as a starter. Projects up in shorter stints.
Playable FB that shouldn't see lineups numerous times as a starter. Projects up in shorter stints.
Fastball Velocity 45 50 91 90-93 Fringy velo as SP, can reach back for 92-93 when he needs it. Could unlock a tick more velo airing it out in the 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy ball w/ avg run to armside.
Heavy ball w/ avg run to armside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 More control than command. Throws consistent strikes but works to the middle third. Doesn't have the stuff to challenge over the plate.
More control than command. Throws consistent strikes but works to the middle third. Doesn't have the stuff to challenge over the plate.
Slider
Slider 45 50 83 81-84 Best pitch, separator between him and most 4A type arms. Good feel for slider; moderate tilt, can pitch inside and outside of zone. Projects as an AVG pitch facing lineups once.
Best pitch, separator between him and most 4A type arms. Good feel for slider; moderate tilt, can pitch inside and outside of zone. Projects as an AVG pitch facing lineups once.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 85 85-87 Firm circle-change w/ modest movement; shows more to LHH; often stays up and speeds up bats. Less pressure on third pitch in non-starting role.
Firm circle-change w/ modest movement; shows more to LHH; often stays up and speeds up bats. Less pressure on third pitch in non-starting role.
Control
Control 45 45 Fills the zone w/ FB and SL. Less ability to keep CH around the plate. Mature, poised mound presence; competes like a veteran.
Fills the zone w/ FB and SL. Less ability to keep CH around the plate. Mature, poised mound presence; competes like a veteran.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Polished strikethrower, beating up on less experienced competition, could handle a tougher assignment. Low ceiling/high floor type that could fill a variety of low-leverage roles. Profiles as a longman or middle reliever; can see stuff ticking up in short stints.