Thomas Szapucki

Born: 06/12/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 181
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: LHRP
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 13th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x — April 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Columbia Fireflies
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Thick, medium frame; broad-chested w/ thick shoulders and hips. Soft through the middle, fringy athlete that has long injury history. Tommy John surgery (July 2017).
Mechanical Notes
Controlled SWU, strong lower-half engagement through drive, clean+on-line finish. Closed front side hides the ball, shows late. Compact, in-line arm-circle; deceptive 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Swingman Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Chance for avg FB starting games; flashes of big velocity hint it could be plus in short-stints.
Chance for avg FB starting games; flashes of big velocity hint it could be plus in short-stints.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 92-93 91-97 Velocity fluctuates through outings as he build back from injury. Works 91-94 starting games, flashes T96-97 from the ‘pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Deceptive delivery hides ball and gets on hitters quickly.
Deceptive delivery hides ball and gets on hitters quickly.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Hits low spots when delivery is synced and gets extended, locates better to armside. Strong lines and clean finish to delivery allow projection on command.
Hits low spots when delivery is synced and gets extended, locates better to armside. Strong lines and clean finish to delivery allow projection on command.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 79 78-83 Shows advanced feel for wide, slurvy breaking ball; three-quarters shape from low slot; can give it more depth or put long, one-plane slant on it to LHH that’s more like a SL.
Shows advanced feel for wide, slurvy breaking ball; three-quarters shape from low slot; can give it more depth or put long, one-plane slant on it to LHH that’s more like a SL.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 45 86 85-87 3rd pitch, DNS in relief role, wrinkled to RHH starting games. Flashes of late, short dive hint at remaining projection. Developing more CH will help him stay in rotation.
3rd pitch, DNS in relief role, wrinkled to RHH starting games. Flashes of late, short dive hint at remaining projection. Developing more CH will help him stay in rotation.
Control
Control 40 45 Landed FB+CB for strikes in best sequences, CH plays as a chase pitch to LHH. Currently pitching 2-3 IP stints to build innings after injury.
Landed FB+CB for strikes in best sequences, CH plays as a chase pitch to LHH. Currently pitching 2-3 IP stints to build innings after injury.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Strong-bodied LHP w/ FB+SL mix to get him to the big leagues. Chance to fit back-rotation profile if CH develops and durability is there; flashes of upper-90s velo from the ‘pen leave the door open for leverage relief role, where he could be a multi-inning type. Injury history adds risk.