Balls out pitcher; not a big guy but pitches with strength; jerky mechanics; quick movements; stretch delivery and straight over the top slot; high leg/high frontside; comes right at you; attacks; 1.25-1.35 to the plate; (3.2 IP relief sample).
Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
45; middle innings reliever
Plus velocity; creates steep plane because of high release; really throws it downhill; has some late takeoff; command is average; shows ability to work down; plus grade.
Excellent overhand curve; power potential; lacks big deception from the hand but features big depth and hard vertical dive; 12-6 shape; misses bats; shows confidence and command of the offering; has to finish the pitch with more consistency to keep it from starting too high; second plus offering with a little more refinement.
Limited look; good arm speed; bottom-heavy action; usable pitch in sequence; shows confidence in the offering.
Short righty but pitches with confidence and intimidation on the mound; jerky mechanics and fast movements add some deception but over-the-top slot doesn't hide the ball; fastball is plus pitch; works 92-94 with comfort; steep; hard curveball is good pitch; solid-average with a chance for plus with a better finish; very good depth and vertical action; overall command is a 50; no fear in his game; love his approach and think he will be able to handle high leverage if given the opportunity. Middle relief is the floor; could be 7th inning type if command holds and curveball plays to plus.