Frankie Bartow

Position: RHRP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Nationals Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 02/26/1997 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 11th Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WAS)

Prospect Spotlight


  • Medium frame, average width, long limbs. Ideal pitching frame. 
  • Simple stretch-only operation, repeats well with clean, on-line finish. Compact arm-circle doesn’t show in the back, H3/4 slot. 
  • FB 91-94; Avg RHR velo, consistent run to armside, shows command of FB and stays around the zone. 
  • SL 83-84; True SL with sharp bite and consistent depth. Go-to secondary, big league pitch, separator. 
  • CH 84-86; Legit third speed, keeps down/away from LHH. Throws at armspeed, gets separation off FB, circle-CH with fade.
  • Polished control and pitchability for ‘pen arm. Mixes speeds, advanced ability to attack RHH and LHH differently. 

SUMMARY: 11th RD’er in 2018, has impressed across numerous looks in Hagerstown and Instructs. FB won’t blow you away, but control and feel for two secondary pitches give the ceiling of middle reliever with a deep arsenal. Polished, high pitching IQ, could move fast.