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 22, 2018; June 30, 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 55 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Nice mix of velo, plane, and command; sum-of-parts will play FB above-avg at maturity, even if it isn't an overpowering bat-misser.
Nice mix of velo, plane, and command; sum-of-parts will play FB above-avg at maturity, even if it isn't an overpowering bat-misser.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 91-92 90-95 Effortless velo, projects to add a half-grade more as he fills out; sits 91-92 later in outings, touches 94-95 at best.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Tall frame allows steep natural angle. Comes downhill w/ moderate armside run, very tough to lift.
Tall frame allows steep natural angle. Comes downhill w/ moderate armside run, very tough to lift.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 55 Works to the lower-third w/ signs of future above-avg command, able to weave to both sides in best sequences.
Works to the lower-third w/ signs of future above-avg command, able to weave to both sides in best sequences.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 78-79 77-80 Big downer, sweepy 2-to-7 shape, flashes sharp bite at times which hints there's room to project the pitch. See future above-avg curveball that's especially tough on LHH.
Big downer, sweepy 2-to-7 shape, flashes sharp bite at times which hints there's room to project the pitch. See future above-avg curveball that's especially tough on LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 84 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 45 55 Pitches off his FB well, polished ability to get ahead in counts. FB more for strikes than secondary, both of which are chase pitches right now; has the clean delivery to continue developing control. Needs to quicken tempo w/ men on base and get more comfortable from the stretch.
Pitches off his FB well, polished ability to get ahead in counts. FB more for strikes than secondary, both of which are chase pitches right now; has the clean delivery to continue developing control. Needs to quicken tempo w/ men on base and get more comfortable from the stretch.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Projectable lefty, breakout prospect in 2018. Ceiling of a durable mid-rotation starter, innings-eater who fills zone w/ solid three-pitch mix.