Tyler Herb

Born: 04/24/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 29th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (SEA)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 21st, 2016
Dates Seen: 6/17
Level: High A
Affiliate: Bakersfield Blaze
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Physical Description
Athletic build; muscular upper body and strong lower half. Physically mature, minimal projection.
Mechanical Notes
Compact delivery and arm action with small crossfire; hides it in back a bit and creates some deception. Deliberate to home plate with small pause over rubber; creates some angle.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
N/A 20 30 Role 20: Organizational Arm High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 40 40 88-90 92 Gradual tail to arm side; below-average life in the zone. Creates good angle, has it play up when located to bottom 1/3 of zone. Works to both sides, strike thrower; will miss out over the plate.
Gradual tail to arm side; below-average life in the zone. Creates good angle, has it play up when located to bottom 1/3 of zone. Works to both sides, strike thrower; will miss out over the plate.
Curveball
Curveball 40 40 72-74 74 11-to-5 to 12-to-6 breaker; for strikes, but gradual, lacks snap; fourth pitch.
11-to-5 to 12-to-6 breaker; for strikes, but gradual, lacks snap; fourth pitch.
Slider
Slider 45 45 80-83 83 3/4 break with variations, has some ability to add/subtract. Big shape for strikes and dials up fringe-average bite for put away. Arm action and feel play it up slightly; his go-to pitch; ability to take hitters out of zone; back-door to LHH.
3/4 break with variations, has some ability to add/subtract. Big shape for strikes and dials up fringe-average bite for put away. Arm action and feel play it up slightly; his go-to pitch; ability to take hitters out of zone; back-door to LHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 45 76-79 79 Circle fade, majority to arm side and used vs. LHH. Below-average feel with it; arm action adds deception.
Circle fade, majority to arm side and used vs. LHH. Below-average feel with it; arm action adds deception.
Overall Command
Overall Command 40 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 45  
Overall Summary
Four-pitch mix guy who pounds the zone with below-average stuff, keeps the ball on the ground and has some feel for pitching. Gives up a lot of contact, but looks to change speeds and has some deception in the delivery and the arm action. Works quick and is aggressive, not afraid to work inside to both RHH and LHH, but lacks a real swing-and-miss pitch. Mature body and has some effort in the arm action; tough to project much more velo coming out. Can throw strikes, but below-average ability to locate in the zone and very hittable when it's left up. Flashed an average changeup, but used sparingly; arm action plays it up, but lacks confidence and feel. Overall, he is a pitchabilty guy who is changing speeds well, and getting swing and miss off the slider, but he lacks a real weapon going away from LHH. Having a breakout season, but slightly old for the level. If the ground ball rates continue, fastball command improves and he can get more consistent with the changeup, could see him having emergency value out of the pen.