Tyler Wells

Born: 08/26/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 265
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 15th Red., 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 30th, 2018
Dates Seen: August 25, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Chattanooga Lookouts
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Super tall at 6'8," broad shoulders, filled out, a little stiff but average athlete, high waist, no projection. Body fits height, not gangly.
Mechanical Notes
Low-effort SWU from high 3/4 slot. Tall on rubber, strong leg engagement, stiff stride, inconsistency getting over frontside, minimal effort but loses release point. Arm action is stiff, average arm speed, spine tilt, average extension. pulls followthrough to gloveside.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 45 Middle Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Fringy velo and repetition will tick up in the pen; projects to sharpen delivery for better plane.
Fringy velo and repetition will tick up in the pen; projects to sharpen delivery for better plane.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 91-92 90-93 With height, can get on hitters when releasing downhill (effective velocity), out of pen will add another tick and play above average.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Inconsistent, unintentional cut up in zone, limited armside action, shows sink in zone, softer and dangerous up. When repeating, has plus plane with some sink down in zone, off-barrel up in zone. Should sharpen consistency out of pen.
Inconsistent, unintentional cut up in zone, limited armside action, shows sink in zone, softer and dangerous up. When repeating, has plus plane with some sink down in zone, off-barrel up in zone. Should sharpen consistency out of pen.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Leaves up when not finishing delivery through to target. Laterally will lose over plate. At best is close to target but rarely hits exact spots. Half-grade improvement out of pen.
Leaves up when not finishing delivery through to target. Laterally will lose over plate. At best is close to target but rarely hits exact spots. Half-grade improvement out of pen.
Curveball
Curveball 50 55 74-75 74-76 12-6 with high trajectory and big break; average depth and sharpness. Locates it in and out, will use it up and away to LH effectively. Confident in it, goes to for strikes. More consistency to avoid hanging it will come in pen stints with two-pitch focus.
12-6 with high trajectory and big break; average depth and sharpness. Locates it in and out, will use it up and away to LH effectively. Confident in it, goes to for strikes. More consistency to avoid hanging it will come in pen stints with two-pitch focus.
Slider
Slider 30 30 82 82 4th pitch, limited use and future utility. Slurvy, lacks bite. If focused on, could develop into 40 pitch but projects to drop in pen.
4th pitch, limited use and future utility. Slurvy, lacks bite. If focused on, could develop into 40 pitch but projects to drop in pen.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 82-83 82-83 Above-average separation from fastball, slight slowing of the arm, straight with some late down action lacks location and feel. May keep in pen role to cross-up occasionally, as extra look to work around avg FB.
Above-average separation from fastball, slight slowing of the arm, straight with some late down action lacks location and feel. May keep in pen role to cross-up occasionally, as extra look to work around avg FB.
Control
Control 45 45 Erratic command of fastball will put behind in count; can go to CB for strikes. Inconsistency plays to fringe-average walk rates.
Erratic command of fastball will put behind in count; can go to CB for strikes. Inconsistency plays to fringe-average walk rates.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks stuff to fit true ML rotation profile. Ceiling of middle reliever, stuff could uptick in ‘pen role and focusing more on FB/CB. Lack of FB limits ceiling to middle relief.