High three-quarters slot; max effort delivery; keeps hands high; exaggerated leg kick; medium length stride; very long arm action; elite arm strength; shows ball at backside; violent head tilt; extends out in front in finish; stays on top of the ball and drives it down into the zone; needs to improve consistency; limited command profile due to long levers and complicated delivery.
Four-seam fastball; some late life; cutting action at times when kept down; size and arm slot create for excellent downhill plane; can hold mid-90s velocity for multiple innings, so there is more in the tank; command concerns keep fastball from reaching its fullest potential.
Slider; mid-80s mph offering; late horizontal action; some dive; tight, darting action; keeps arm slot high; doesn't tip it.
The player has started before, but I believe he is a reliever now and in the long-term. As a starter, the arsenal also consisted of a curveball and split-changeup, but neither of the two offerings would earn an average or better grade. As a reliever, he is strictly using his fastball and slider.
The player's fastball command out of a high maintenance delivery will be what may keep him from reaching his ceiling. If he can continue to squeeze every ounce out of his limited command profile, the player can become a high leverage reliever and provide a manager with a weapon to go to.
To his credit, the command was as good as I have seen it in my most recent look. His elite combination of size and arm strength create for a heavy fastball that enters the zone on a steep downhill pane, making it difficult for opposing hitters to square up and lift rather than batter into the ground. He just needs to throw enough strikes for his fastball and potential plus slider to matter.