Steven Jennings

Position: RHSP
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Pirates Instructs
League: Instructional League
Born: 11/13/1998 (Age: 20)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)

Prospect Spotlight

NOTES FROM THE FIELD, INSTRUCTS:

  • Medium frame, young look with trim features, needs to get stronger but has the frame to add mass. 
  • Controlled semi-windup, gathers at the top of delivery, clean and on-line finish. Repeatable, low-effort. H3/4 slot. 
  • FB 88-92; Loses velo as outings progress. Moderate run, signs of developing command from clean delivery. 
  • CB 75-78; Rolling CB that often lacked finish down in the zone. Flashes depth on best ones, but inconsistent.
  • SL 80-83; Flashes ingredients of avg SL when he can finish it. Needs to get stronger to find consistency with the pitch. 
  • CH 8o-83; Feel for the pitch, throws at armspeed with separation off FB, moderate fade action down to armside. 
  • Polished delivery allows advanced control for age/experience. FB for consistent strikes, lands off-speed in best sequences.

SUMMARY: Deep-projection righty that will take time. Clean delivery and advanced control of four pitches give ceiling of #5 starter, though adding strength and holding stuff later into games will be critical to getting there.