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Thomas Hatch

Born: 09/29/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Mechanics
Athletic, little projection left, history of arm injuries; compact delivery, high leg kick, balanced, decent extension; low three-quarter slot, clean arm action, loose arm, above-average arm speed, mild effort, good tempo; 1.42 to home

Control: 50/55
Command: 45/50
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 07/20/2017
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
Dates Seen 7/8/2017
OFP 50
Realistic 45: No. 5 Starter with middle-relief fallback
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 60 93-94 96 4-seam shows some arm-side run and life, won’t blow by hitters on the regular; above-average control, flashed quality command, attacks hitters, worked in the middle of the plate too often, frequently barreled in the zone; 2-seam (88-89) has tight downward arm-side action, heavy usage, creates lots of grounders/weak contact, tough to barrel, rarely missed in the middle of the zone, command got away from him at times, not a swing-and-miss pitch
CH 45 50 83-84   Solid fade, slows arm some, hitters were out in front on occasion, potential swing-and-miss, limited by fringe-average command
SL 45 50 85-87   Average bite, average depth, flashed late break, others more trackable; steady arm speed and slot, command was inconsistent, flashed ability to hit the glove-side corner, threw in any count; arm slot and athleticism gives pitch some room to grow
Overall

Hatch is a fairly advanced and safe pitching prospect (as these things go). He uses an athletic delivery and loose arm to consistently work in the zone with solid control of a plus 4-seamer. He won’t be a huge strikeout guy, and he plays more frequently for weak contact off his tight sinking two-seamer. The slider should play and projects to at least average as it continues to improve thanks to his low three-quarter arm slot. If he can stay healthy he has the stuff and control to profile in the back of a first-division rotation.

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