Sterling Sharp

Born: 05/30/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 170
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 22nd Rd., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 1st, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x—September 2019
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Surprise Saguaros
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, extra-lean frame w/ long, loose features. Plus athlete w/ basketball background.
Mechanical Notes
Segmented, slow-paced abbreviated windup; starts turned into tall leg kick w/ lots of funk and moving parts to disrupt timing; long, extra-deep arm-circle on backside w/ closed front arm that hides H3/4 slot. Delivery grades plus as deception is such a part of his game.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 40 Long Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 Deception-based FB projects as playable pitch as he masters delivery timing and command.
Deception-based FB projects as playable pitch as he masters delivery timing and command.
Fastball Velocity 40 40 88 87-91 Below-avg velo played up a tick by movement and deception.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Above-avg sink w/ turnover dive down to armside. Stays off barrels and racks up ground ball outs.
Above-avg sink w/ turnover dive down to armside. Stays off barrels and racks up ground ball outs.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Natural life on FB brings it down in the zone; works w/ run to go armside better than across the plate; moves so much he loses the plate occasionally, but can get to playable.
Natural life on FB brings it down in the zone; works w/ run to go armside better than across the plate; moves so much he loses the plate occasionally, but can get to playable.
Slider
Slider 40 45 81 80-82 Short, gliding action that’s usually a one-planer. Improving over time w/ pro reps, though still a below-avg pitch at present that projects playable at best.
Short, gliding action that’s usually a one-planer. Improving over time w/ pro reps, though still a below-avg pitch at present that projects playable at best.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 83 82-85 Best pitch and separator; keeps hitters from settling in on below-avg velo; sells w/ FB armspeed and mimics life down+armside; flashes above-avg upside.
Best pitch and separator; keeps hitters from settling in on below-avg velo; sells w/ FB armspeed and mimics life down+armside; flashes above-avg upside.
Cutter
Cutter 40 45 88 87-90 Wrinkles occasional cutter for another look; lengthens arsenal, gives something to work back through lineups.
Wrinkles occasional cutter for another look; lengthens arsenal, gives something to work back through lineups.
Control
Control 50 50 Athletic enough to throw consistent strikes despite complex moving parts in delivery. Limits walks well, comes over the plate aggressively; will need to pitch backwards and nibble more against ML bats than he does now.
Athletic enough to throw consistent strikes despite complex moving parts in delivery. Limits walks well, comes over the plate aggressively; will need to pitch backwards and nibble more against ML bats than he does now.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Deception, FB life, and above-avg CH can get him to the big leagues; stuff is short to turn over ML lineups in starting role, will need to dance around contact; ceiling of multi-inning longman/mopup type or funky middle reliever.