Extremely strong frame; quick arm; high three-quarter arm slot; high-effort delivery on fastball; moderate head whack; falls towards first base line; slows arm down on offspeed; hides the ball well.
Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA, Royals)
Set up reliever
Plus-plus fastball with above average tailing movement for the velocity band; above average command; capable of moving the fastball around the zone; elevates in search of whiffs; generates whiffs in the zone; not afraid to come inside.
Two-plane slider; can throw for strikes; shape is consistent but break isn't sharp despite high velocity; pitch flashes plus with additional depth; does not replicate arm speed, slows entire frame down.
Predominantly fading action; limited vertical tumble; consistently missed arm side; does not replicate arm speed; movement similar to two-seam fastball; clear third offering.
Hitters have a tough time seeing the ball out of Edwards's hand, which allows him to miss plenty of bats with his plus-plus velocity. His slider isn't a knockout weapon yet, but it's a two-plane breaker that flashes plus and should miss plenty of right-handed bats at the next level. His changeup was a weak offering in my viewing, never threatening the strike zone, but his first two offerings are good enough to safely project a middle reliever, with late inning upside if his slider ticks up a grade. Could succeed in the big leagues right now.