NOTES FROM THE FIELD, INSTRUCTS:
- Tall and sinewy build, extremely thin and lanky. Built like Tyler Clippard.
- Starts side-saddle into semi-windup; long, off-line arm-circle, whippy OT slot with recoil after release.
- FB 89-91; Below-avg RHR velo, tough to see more on the come given thin-boned frame. Moderate run, keeps FB around the zone.
- CH 84-86; Sells it well, keeps up FB armspeed. Consistent fade and bottoming action. Big league quality pitch.
- SL 80-82; Only saw a handful, showed tight rotation and sharp one-plane bite.
- Unique sequencing approach for a reliever, knows his strengths and mixes both off-speed pitches regularly. Three pitches for strikes.
SUMMARY: Ceiling of low-leverage middle reliever who gets outs on the strength of deep pitch mix and feel. Worry about his lack of durability and velocity, type that could ultimately blend in higher up the ladder and wind up more of a 4A guy.