Heath Fillmyer

Position: RHSP
Level: High A
Affiliate: Stockton Ports
Age: 21
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 5th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft

Prospect Spotlight

Fillmyer has a slender, wirey frame. He is a plus athlete who looks like he will be able to stick in the rotation at the upper levels. He showed an average to above-average fastball at 91-to-94 mph (T96), along with an average curveball with good arm speed and feel for spin. The arm works well and while the majority of the changeups he used lacked bottom, he did show one with very good circle action to the glove side, so it is in there. He is a converted shortstop, so look for more to come with this kid as he logs more innings and gets a better feel for pitching. He does not miss a ton of bats at the moment, and was erratic in 2015, but he has time for the command to catch up. He could see a spike in strikeout numbers as his secondary pitches develop. He is young for the level, so the A’s like him and want to see what they have with this kid. From the looks of him on Sunday, he is justifying their interest. — Dave DeFreitas