Mason Englert

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Rangers Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 11/01/1999 (Age: 19)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
B/T: Both / Right
Acquired: 4th Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, INSTRUCTS:

  • Well-proportioned 6’4″ frame, broad shoulders with limited projection remaining in the upper body.
  • Effort in semi-windup, struggles to repeat; lands closed, throws cross-body, quick 3/4 slot.
  • FB 91-94; Velocity comes with some effort, but has the frame to hold his FB through the pro grind. FB could still jump a tick with strength gains and mechanical refinement. Shows solid armside run, occasional angle+run when low in the zone.
  • CB 75-77; Best off-speed; 12-6 shape when stays on top, shows feel to work backdoor and trusts it in zone.  
  • CH 82-86; Inconsistent but shows flashes. Gets separation off FB with dive action at best, more movement at lower end of velo range.
  • SL 83-84; 4th pitch; flashes depth but he gets around it; difficulty locating near zone; best as wrinkle to keep bats off CB.  
  • Control ahead of command, issues repeating delivery limit in-zone location right now. FB/CB can land for strikes, less with CH/SL. 

SUMMARY: Strong workhorse frame with chance for three above-average pitches to fit in rotation. Will need to improve fringy command and control but upside for #4 role given quality of repertoire.