Big bodied; physically intimidating on the mound; high 3/4 slot; not a fan of the arm action; lots of effort; idiosyncratic timing tap in the stretch (6 front foot taps before coming set); 1.3 to the plate with runners on.
Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA, Giants)
50; 7th inning reliever
Near elite velocity; grade suffers because of fringe-command; solid control/strike-throwing ability; more plane than movement on the pitch; flat when he works up; bat missing velocity will play loose but has to work down.
Some vertical hump in lower velo range but lacked big tilt; slowed body down to throw pitch for a strike in the 81-82 range; lost command at higher velocity; 87 mph pitch was cutter-like with late horizontal slice; average pitch that shows potential for grade jump with more consistency and command.
Quirky power arm with effort in the arm action and more control than command. Works up too often and loses plane/movement on the fastball, but raw velocity is in the 96-97 range and misses bats; slider can miss bats as well, thrown in the low-mid 80s, touching higher with more tilt but less command; slider could play as plus with improved command; attacks; late-innings approach; floor of middle/7th inning relief; ceiling as legit role 5 setup option.