Shelby Lackey

Born: 07/08/1997 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 18th Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 4th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- April 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Asheville Tourists
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, well-proportioned frame; broad shoulders, ideal pitching build.
Mechanical Notes
NWU, stretch only; full arm-circle w/ mild peek on backside, inverted-w straight at foot-strike; repeats well, on-line finish. Gives hitters too clean a look facing lineups numerous times as SP, all-stretch mechanics won't be a hindrance in 'pen role.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 10 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Will be a mid-90s FB w/ solid run in relief.
Will be a mid-90s FB w/ solid run in relief.
Fastball Velocity 50 50 92 90-95 Sits low-90s w/ 94-95 in back pocket; will work closer to top of velo range as RP.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Long run in to armside.
Long run in to armside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Control over command, fairly loose within zone. Projects up in short-stint role.
Control over command, fairly loose within zone. Projects up in short-stint role.
Slider
Slider 40 45 80 79-83 Glider w/ wide shape that gets loose at times. Flashes tighter rotation and a hint of late dart at best, enough good ones to project a usable breaking ball at ML level. Good feel to place it low/away from RHH.
Glider w/ wide shape that gets loose at times. Flashes tighter rotation and a hint of late dart at best, enough good ones to project a usable breaking ball at ML level. Good feel to place it low/away from RHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 83 82-85 Off-and-on feel for CH; best ones have workable fade action and fair separation, also straightens out and loses confidence at times. Lack of third pitch knocks him from rotation, but can use as show-me wrinkle even in relief.
Off-and-on feel for CH; best ones have workable fade action and fair separation, also straightens out and loses confidence at times. Lack of third pitch knocks him from rotation, but can use as show-me wrinkle even in relief.
Control
Control 40 45 FB/SL main two pitches, wrinkles CH occasionally to LHH. Gets predictable back through lineups, stuff fits better in relief.
FB/SL main two pitches, wrinkles CH occasionally to LHH. Gets predictable back through lineups, stuff fits better in relief.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Starting games in A-Ball but is a better bullpen fit at higher levels. FB/SL could be playable pitches in middle relief role. Ceiling of upper-minors/4A depth piece that could get cups of coffee. Follow grade.