Travis Lakins

Born: 06/29/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 6th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BOS)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 2nd, 2018
Dates Seen: July 21, July 28,
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Portland Sea Dogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame, average width, athletic build w/ long limbs and plus armspeed. Moves well off the mound.
Mechanical Notes
Slow semi-windup, tall leg kick and gather at the top, athletic operation w/ moderate effort and slight recoil finish. Compact arm-circle, quick H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 40 45 Setup Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 55 Mid-90s w/ movement, depth of off-speed arsenal keeps hitters off FB.
Mid-90s w/ movement, depth of off-speed arsenal keeps hitters off FB.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94 92-96 Reaches back for 95-96 when he needs it, maintains life even at the top of velo range.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Lively FB, consistent movement; armside run down in the zone, late hop/ride when elevated.
Lively FB, consistent movement; armside run down in the zone, late hop/ride when elevated.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Control over command type, though has the stuff to pitch upstairs.
Control over command type, though has the stuff to pitch upstairs.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 77 75-79 Sharp bite and down action, used more to righties. Mixes as a wrinkle off FB and cutter, but it's a good enough pitch to go to more often.
Sharp bite and down action, used more to righties. Mixes as a wrinkle off FB and cutter, but it's a good enough pitch to go to more often.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 50 87 86-88 Good sell, maintains FB armspeed; firm CH w/ split-like dive down and to armside. Uses more to LHH.
Good sell, maintains FB armspeed; firm CH w/ split-like dive down and to armside. Uses more to LHH.
Cutter
Cutter 50 55 88-90 89 Sharp cutter w/ late darting action used as second pitch. Shows above-avg movement at best and can get there fully w/ more command of the pitch.
Sharp cutter w/ late darting action used as second pitch. Shows above-avg movement at best and can get there fully w/ more command of the pitch.
Control
Control 45 50 Deep mix of pitches for a reliever, keeps hitters guessing. Works mostly off FB/Cutter, wrinkles curve and change. Will need to get strike 1 more consistently against ML hitters, but projects for avg control as that develops.
Deep mix of pitches for a reliever, keeps hitters guessing. Works mostly off FB/Cutter, wrinkles curve and change. Will need to get strike 1 more consistently against ML hitters, but projects for avg control as that develops.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Converted starter who has taken to the bullpen. Close to ML ready, could contribute immediately as a middle reliever. As he adjusts to the big leagues, has the tools to develop into a 7th inning setup type.