Build: Wiry frame; small shoulders and hips; lacks the frame for any projection moving forward.
Mechanics: Below average arm speed; 3/4 arm slot; clean delivery with a drop and drive; long extension but ball is easily visible out of hand; smooth landing.
Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
20; Minor League Filler
Average command; straight offering; lacks plane; shows ability to hit lower quadrants on a consistent basis but lacks the movement to consistently miss bats.
Fringe command; slows down arm; light fade; firm offering with little velo differential; lack enough movement or deception to handle better competition.
Below-average command; 2-7 rotation; lacks tight spin; lacks depth; easy to recognize out of hand; inconsistent release points; chance to slightly improve by tightening spin; will not be effective against better competition.
Buckelew is a minor league arm that can be used to eat innings out of a bullpen throughout the season. All three pitches are below average and lack projection, limiting his overall value.
Round Drafted: UDFA, 2014
Why: Signed as minor league filler that can command his FB and eat innings.