Sam Hentges

Born: 07/18/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'6''
Weight: 245
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point:
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 30th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- April/June 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lynchburg Hillcats
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, lanky frame; trim/wiry features; built like J.A. Happ (LHP, TOR). TJ surgery in July 2017.
Mechanical Notes
Free and easy semi-windup, finishes clean and on-line, low-maintenance operation he repeats well. Full arm-circle, loose H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 50 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Has the command and angle to make FB above-avg even without blow-away velocity.
Has the command and angle to make FB above-avg even without blow-away velocity.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 91-92 90-95 Easy velocity, T95 at best, sits 91-92 as he settles in. Could unlock a tick more on his FB as he fills out.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Consistent downhill plane w/ moderate armside run.
Consistent downhill plane w/ moderate armside run.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 55 Advanced FB command for his age, able to spot low and to both sides. Projects above-avg at maturity.
Advanced FB command for his age, able to spot low and to both sides. Projects above-avg at maturity.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 78-79 77-80 Sweepy 2-to-7 shape, long down break. Flashes sharp bite at times that hints there's room to project on the pitch. At least avg breaker, solid #2 offering.
Sweepy 2-to-7 shape, long down break. Flashes sharp bite at times that hints there's room to project on the pitch. At least avg breaker, solid #2 offering.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 84-85 83-86 Has developed changeup significantly as season has progressed. Improving pitch w/ playable separation and moderate fade, projects as at least an average third.
Has developed changeup significantly as season has progressed. Improving pitch w/ playable separation and moderate fade, projects as at least an average third.
Control
Control 40 50 Lands FB for strikes, less present control of off-speed stuff. Clean delivery projects to keep developing strike-throwing ability w/ more mound time. Needs to get more comfortable from the stretch.
Lands FB for strikes, less present control of off-speed stuff. Clean delivery projects to keep developing strike-throwing ability w/ more mound time. Needs to get more comfortable from the stretch.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Tools of a durable #4 starter, innings-eater w/ three-pitch mix. Extra-projectable LHP that could take big jumps in the next two years.