Build: Large frame; thicker bottom; heavier than listed height; not athletic build; frame likely maxed.
Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; average arm speed; clean and easy delivery; lacks drive and is stiff on landing; consistent foot landing; does not use hips; top and bottom half can be out of sync.
Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
30; Org Player
Plus command; straight from an average plane; works all four quadrants; needs to hit spots due to lack of movement.
Average command; replicates arm speed; mild bite; lacks a consistently hard spin and is easy to recognize out of hand; works best as an out-pitch in the lower quadrants of the zone.
Average command; replicates arm speed; release points inconsistent; firm offering with minimal fade.
Horacek is a college arm that has a refined arsenal and can provide consistent and sturdy innings as an organizational arm. He lacks the stuff or movement to offer any higher value moving forward, but should be able to provide valuable depth in the minors moving forward, with a chance to potentially crack a major league roster as an emergency type.
Round Drafted: 9th round, 2013
Why: Refined college pitcher with command of three pitches; potential quick-moving depth arm.