Sam McWilliams

Born: 09/04/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 8th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI); Traded to ARI 11/14/2015; Traded to TAM 5/1/2018; 2018 Rule 5 Draft Pick (KCR)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- July 2/July 8, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Montgomery Biscuits
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Very tall with medium build for size. Long limbs, solid base, no projection left. Enough physicality to hold velo.
Mechanical Notes
Above-average effort SWU with acceleration from 3/4; chest-high leg raise, fringy balance, deep drop into long stride, opens early, recoil. Arm action: Clean break, full arm circle, fast arm trails body, doesn't fully extend, follows through slightly across.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 P 40 Middle Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Plays down due to command, will miss some bats with velo and life. Showed 2S early to LH; didn't control it.
Plays down due to command, will miss some bats with velo and life. Showed 2S early to LH; didn't control it.
Fastball Velocity 65 70 95 90-96 2S: 90-92. Held 95-96 through 100 pitches. Will add tick or two in pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Riding life up in the zone; above-average plane to lower part of zone. Sink on two-seam gives weak contact wrinkle.
Riding life up in the zone; above-average plane to lower part of zone. Sink on two-seam gives weak contact wrinkle.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Difficult delivery to repeat; can catch too much plate; has margin for error. Pen only command, half-grade improvement in that role.
Difficult delivery to repeat; can catch too much plate; has margin for error. Pen only command, half-grade improvement in that role.
Slider
Slider 45 50 85-87 83-88 Inconsistent shape and velo; got away with a few. In upper velo band, short downer action with average depth. Half-grade projection in shorter stints.
Inconsistent shape and velo; got away with a few. In upper velo band, short downer action with average depth. Half-grade projection in shorter stints.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 86 85-86 Thrown rarely; slows arm to create separation, shows fade, keeps down. Delivery not conducive to pitch consistency; will drop in pen role.
Thrown rarely; slows arm to create separation, shows fade, keeps down. Delivery not conducive to pitch consistency; will drop in pen role.
Control
Control 40 45 Sails FB out of zone, off armside edge; finds zone with slider inconsistently. Projects to add some consistency in pen role but will still walk more than average.
Sails FB out of zone, off armside edge; finds zone with slider inconsistently. Projects to add some consistency in pen role but will still walk more than average.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Below Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Stuff for 7th inning role; lack of command and control project for middle relief. Effectively wild.