Frame maxed; thicker bottom half; likely heavier than listed weight; 3/4th arm slot; average arm speed; slight crossfire and will drag arm occasionally; stiff delivery; lacks drive; delivery is smooth with good rotation in hips and fluidity; average plane; repeats delivery well; 1.44 - 1.49 delivery times.
Trenton Thunder (AA, Yankees)
20; Org. Arm
Consistent velocity; average plane; flat more often than not; very slight boring action; no horizontal movement; straight; lacking life or explosion; plus command; locates well on corners; left a few in the heart of the plate that were hit hard; pitch will be hit hard if left up in the zone; needs to be perfect to be productive.
11-5 offering; decent depth; spin is average; better in lower velo band; will cast; releases pitch too soon at times and loses depth while hanging in air; replicates arm speed well; able to snap wrist and get over top the good ones; average command; not a strikeout offering but is not afraid to throw at beginning of count or double up on the pitch.
Lacked feel; very firm; slowed his arm down a few times; telegraphed; threw many low in the zone but hitters could identify it; not enough difference from FB and lacks enough fade or movement to be effective; average command.
Kevin Long's son.
Long does not have the stuff to pitch in the majors. His below-average FB and CH lack the necessary impact to provide any value as more than an org filler or desperation call-up. The CB was effective, but it is not effective enough to stand alone at the highest level.
He just reached Double-A and will likely need some time to refine his command and maximize the value out of his game.