Tyler Phillips

Born: 10/27/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 16th Rd, 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 17th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3/12/18
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hickory Crawdads
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Big body; tall, strong build; frame is filled out, minimal projection.
Mechanical Notes
Stretch windup w/ above-average effort; 3/4 slot. Shoulder tilt; strong lower half engagement in drive to plate. Spine tilt may create inconsistency of release point; slightly open landing, toe points to arm side creates small pull to glove side. Excellent extension; head whack. Arm action has clean break; a little long in back, and some stiffness.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Best pitch; can miss bats and induce ground balls w/ downer movement.
Best pitch; can miss bats and induce ground balls w/ downer movement.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 93-94 92-95 Projects for uptick out of bullpen in shorter outings.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Excellent plane from 6'5" frame; Two-plane movement down in zone when throwing to arm side w/ brief tailing action. Glove side more straightforward and above-average sink
Excellent plane from 6'5" frame; Two-plane movement down in zone when throwing to arm side w/ brief tailing action. Glove side more straightforward and above-average sink
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 At present works in and out; does not change eye-levels; consistently down in zone but must sharpen to stay on inner/outer thirds. Strong athlete projects the pitch, though effort will always limit
At present works in and out; does not change eye-levels; consistently down in zone but must sharpen to stay on inner/outer thirds. Strong athlete projects the pitch, though effort will always limit
Curveball
Curveball 40 50 80-81 80-81 Hard curveball, 11-to-5 shape. Lacks consistency at present, comes around it, will leave up. Flashed sharp CB break, ability to miss RHH bats out of zone, feel to put some in zone. Less confident to LHHs, no backdoor, missing in and up.
Hard curveball, 11-to-5 shape. Lacks consistency at present, comes around it, will leave up. Flashed sharp CB break, ability to miss RHH bats out of zone, feel to put some in zone. Less confident to LHHs, no backdoor, missing in and up.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 85-86 85-86 Firm, only minimal fade. Showed a few to LHH, occasional to RHH. Without significant development, not effective enough to turn over lineups.
Firm, only minimal fade. Showed a few to LHH, occasional to RHH. Without significant development, not effective enough to turn over lineups.
Control
Control 45 50 Works off FB, ahead in counts. Threw all three pitches in zone, only flashed w secondaries. Project half-grade improvement w mechanical consistency, focusing on only two pitches, repetitions, average athleticism.
Works off FB, ahead in counts. Threw all three pitches in zone, only flashed w secondaries. Project half-grade improvement w mechanical consistency, focusing on only two pitches, repetitions, average athleticism.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Starter, innings-eating build, but lacks third pitch. Big frame and average athleticism; effort to delivery limits command and control. Plus fastball positions player for bullpen role w/ continued development of CB.