Sean Hjelle

Born: 05/07/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'11''
Weight: 225
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SFG)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 9th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 27, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Augusta GreenJackets
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XXXL frame, built like an NBA post player w/ unique balance and body control for his size. Not much track record for pitchers at this size.
Mechanical Notes
SWU; controls body very well considering size, though still occasionally falls off-line through release. Long arm-circle shows on the backside; slight tilt to clear arm through loose 3/4 slot. Generates excellent angle from delivery when he stays through his delivery; projects plus as he finds more mechanical consistency.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 50 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Plus downhill action on avg velocity projects FB to above-avg. Heavy groundball pitch, lots of soft contact.
Plus downhill action on avg velocity projects FB to above-avg. Heavy groundball pitch, lots of soft contact.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92 91-94 Consistent low-90s w/ angle.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Incredibly steep downhill plane w/ armside run; impossible to lift when he angles to the lower-third.
Incredibly steep downhill plane w/ armside run; impossible to lift when he angles to the lower-third.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Consistent strikes w/ more present control than command. Flashes ability to spot FB in best sequences, can project up as he irons out delivery and figures out 3XL frame.
Consistent strikes w/ more present control than command. Flashes ability to spot FB in best sequences, can project up as he irons out delivery and figures out 3XL frame.
Curveball
Curveball 45 45 80 80-81 Works in a true CB, loopy but has long two-plane depth. Effective second-look breaking ball.
Works in a true CB, loopy but has long two-plane depth. Effective second-look breaking ball.
Slider
Slider 45 50 82 81-84 SL is main off-speed; sweepy slurve shape w/ consistent movement that projects as an avg pitch because of steep release point and ability to land for strikes.
SL is main off-speed; sweepy slurve shape w/ consistent movement that projects as an avg pitch because of steep release point and ability to land for strikes.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 86 85-87 Developing CH, shows makings of future avg pitch. Hard split-like turnover on best ones, mimics FB action. Inconsistent at times now, floats up or spikes in the dirt.
Developing CH, shows makings of future avg pitch. Hard split-like turnover on best ones, mimics FB action. Inconsistent at times now, floats up or spikes in the dirt.
Control
Control 40 50 FB for strikes, keeps deep mix of secondary around the zone. Has the control and pitchability to start games and pitch back through ML lineups.
FB for strikes, keeps deep mix of secondary around the zone. Has the control and pitchability to start games and pitch back through ML lineups.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Unprecedented height is an extreme advantage and plays everything up. Unique strikethrowing and ability to sequence for his size; deep four-pitch arsenal for strikes w/ frame built to eat innings. Chance to be a workhorse #4 starter.