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Brock Dykxhoorn

Born: 07/02/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 8" Weight: 250
Mechanics
Extra-large frame, broad shoulders, bulky, rigid movements; moderate rock and leg kick, some backside collapse, front shoulder and head stay closed; shot, flat am path, below-average arm speed, high three-quarter slot will drift over-the-top; hips get open and downhill, very firm strike, some dead-arm to finish, cuts off; repeats well, arm action and closed front side create moderate deception, quality plane from high slot and extreme height, will lose balance points and fall off to first-base side; quick to the plate, 1.16-1.28, varies timing, tough to run on
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 09/08/2016
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Dates Seen 5/13, 8/31/16
OFP 40
Realistic 30: Org Arm, Up-And-Down Reliever
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 55 89-92 93 Quality plane, mild run and boring action down in the zone, plays fairly straight, deception pads perceived velocity, gets on hitters, generates ample fly ball contact; average control, fringe-average command, works it to both sides, trusts pitch, will attack in hitter's counts; potential to play above-average with another tick in shorter bursts, lack of movement gives him smaller margin for error
CH 45 50 79-83 84 Solid-average fade, some tumble; go-to pitch, shows some feel, will double-up, uses it to get back into counts, occasional swing-and-miss; will tip it with higher arm slot, action plays better right-on-right
SL 40 45 78-80 81 Sweepy pitch, horizontal breaker lacks bite, vertical action; some utility setting up righties away, trackable for lefties, struggles to bury it
CB 30 40 73-74 74 Used as a chase pitch, 12-5 shape, lacks bite, limited depth; occasional strike-stealer, not a feature pitch
Overall

Dykxhoorn is a Canadian moose-man drafted in the sixth round in 2014. He lacks overpowering stuff, though his frame, arm slot, and deception all help his pitches play up. There is notable self-confidence in how he attacks hitters, and the control profile is solid-average thanks to reasonably consistent repetition of his stiff, funky mechanics. He struggles to spin the ball and generate quality bite with his breaking pitches. The arsenal is more limited against left-handed hitters, but I like the idea of him coming out of someone's bullpen as a right-on-right guy, especially if he can squeeze another tick or two out of his fastball in shorter stints.

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