Spencer Howard

Born: 07/28/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft (PHI)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 9th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- September 1/September 7, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lakewood BlueClaws
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame, broad shoulders, thick lower half. Power pitcher's build.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup, tall leg kick, lands slightly closed w/ strong and on-line finish. Full, deep arm circle that stays in-line. 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 50 55 FB will be plus as command develops, though will always rely on velocity to some degree.
FB will be plus as command develops, though will always rely on velocity to some degree.
Fastball Velocity 65 65 94-95 93-98 Touched 98 early in outings, settles 94-95. Can reach back for 96-97 deep into starts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Power ride up in the zone, blows past hitters when elevated. Angle and moderate run when low.
Power ride up in the zone, blows past hitters when elevated. Angle and moderate run when low.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Works mostly in the middle-third right now, though has the velo to challenge over the plate.
Works mostly in the middle-third right now, though has the velo to challenge over the plate.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 78 76-80 Mixes true CB w/ above-avg action at best. Shapely down action, 12-to-6 shape, sharp bite. Want to see him throw it more.
Mixes true CB w/ above-avg action at best. Shapely down action, 12-to-6 shape, sharp bite. Want to see him throw it more.
Slider
Slider 45 55 87 86-89 Power SL w/ flashes of sharp bite and hard down action. Shows potential to develop into above-avg pitch.
Power SL w/ flashes of sharp bite and hard down action. Shows potential to develop into above-avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 83 80-85 Flashes above-avg potential; excellent separation off FB w/ occasional hard fade. Floats it at times and stays up in the zone, but can keep developing more consistency.
Flashes above-avg potential; excellent separation off FB w/ occasional hard fade. Floats it at times and stays up in the zone, but can keep developing more consistency.
Control
Control 40 50 Overpowers A-Ball hitters w/ FB right now, will need to sequence off-speed less predictably at higher levels. Control projects to improve given clean delivery and developing pitchability.
Overpowers A-Ball hitters w/ FB right now, will need to sequence off-speed less predictably at higher levels. Control projects to improve given clean delivery and developing pitchability.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Power FB w/ chance for numerous above-avg secondaries give mid-rotation ceiling. Sequencing and pitchability will need to refine to get there. Loud stuff will give him fallback in the 'pen if he needs it.