Build: Tall and lanky; sturdy shoulders and hips with a good core; frame is maxed.
Mechanics: High 3/4 arm slot; deep arm action and a long extension; above-average arm speed; exerted delivery; drags arm and opens up; big angle helps play up arsenal; clean landing from a hard drive.
Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
40; Middle Relief
Average command; hard armside run with mild boring action; busts in on hands routinely; big angle and plane helps to play up the effectiveness of the offering.
Fringe command; replicates arm speed; moderate tilt; worked backdoor consistently; deception from arm slot and angle helps to play up offering; inconsistent release points and spin; slight refinement in command and release points can push the pitch to a future average offering.
Nowottnick signed out of Towson in 2013, mostly as a depth option for the lower minors. Since then, he has improved his command slightly and boosted his potential as a relief profile. The FB/SL combo works because of the large angle and plane he is able to gain from his tall frame and release point. While he lacks a sufficient out pitch, he misses enough barrels to serve as the last man in a bullpen or a depth option in the upper minors.
Round Drafted: UDFA, signed in 2013
Why: Signed for minimal money; depth in lower minors; FB/SL combo could play up in a pen role.