Simeon Woods Richardson

Born: 09/27/2000 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 210
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM); Traded to TOR 7/28/2019
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 13th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- April 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Columbia Fireflies
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large, athletic frame; already muscular throughout w/ remaining room to get stronger; power pitcher look.
Mechanical Notes
SWU w/ athletic overall operation, present effort at release that pulls off-line and impacts command. Full arm-circle w/ soft plunge on backside; arm works extremely loose/fast through 3/4 slot. Has the athleticism to clean up mechanical noise w/ reps and physical development.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 50 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 55 Easy to double-project on FB; all the ingredients of above-avg pitch as command and overall feel refines.
Easy to double-project on FB; all the ingredients of above-avg pitch as command and overall feel refines.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 91-92 90-95 T94-95 on best bolts and sits in low-90s w/ room to add more as he gets stronger. Has a frame that can hold velocity.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Lively FB w/ late burst through zone, projectable ride+hop that suggests more velo and movement in the tank.
Lively FB w/ late burst through zone, projectable ride+hop that suggests more velo and movement in the tank.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 50 Occasional first pitch strikes, still shows his age at times and sprays around the zone at times. Athleticism and operation to project on command. Will have the velo+life to pitch upstairs.
Occasional first pitch strikes, still shows his age at times and sprays around the zone at times. Athleticism and operation to project on command. Will have the velo+life to pitch upstairs.
Slider
Slider 40 50 84 82-85 Already spins hard breaking ball w/ good power, flashes present sharp bite+depth on best ones. Has in-between shape but think it finishes a true SL.
Already spins hard breaking ball w/ good power, flashes present sharp bite+depth on best ones. Has in-between shape but think it finishes a true SL.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 84 82-85 Developing pitch w/ burgeoning feel. Flashes separation and armside dive, straightens+floats at times but easy to project on it. Armspeed and clean stroke to keep improving CH.
Developing pitch w/ burgeoning feel. Flashes separation and armside dive, straightens+floats at times but easy to project on it. Armspeed and clean stroke to keep improving CH.
Control
Control 30 50 Youthful overall strikethrowing+polish w/ enough flashes of sequence to project on control. Young enough that he's on a strict pitch count, 2-4 IP outings for now.
Youthful overall strikethrowing+polish w/ enough flashes of sequence to project on control. Young enough that he's on a strict pitch count, 2-4 IP outings for now.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Young, athletic, projectable RHP w/ raw ingredients of mid-rotation SP. Risk/reward type that requires projection across the board but has the tools to be worth the wait.