Slow and deliberate to plate; thick through middle, will require maintenance; well-below-average arm speed, short arm action, drags arm a bit; good timing mechanism with toe tap, repeatable delivery, easy with mild exertion to arm action; hides ball to create mild deception, left-handed hitters will see him well.
Touched 90 once in outing; some downhill with two-seam action, shows cut, wiggle; low velocity causes it to peter out/tail; present 50 command, potential above-average command with below-average movement and velocity
Can spin it in warmups, left up consistently in game; can get depth on it, potential fringe-average pitch with command/control profile; shows confidence to work backwards and sequence it, varies shape, shows tight slider rotation at times; present 50 command, potential to develop above-average.
Inconsistent arm speed, slows it down, left some up; not enough velocity separation to be a difference-maker, mild fade, tunnels reasonably off fastball plane; feel to bury it, will pitch backwards with it.
22-year-old former fifth-round starting pitcher battled shoulder injuries to begin this season. He threw seven perfect innings with a whiff for each inning in this outing, and gets the most out of his below- to fringe-average stuff with pitchability and control. His lack of an out-pitch means very little margin for error, however. Unless the fastball comes back to pre-injury levels, current trajectory of an emergency depth ceiling, with realistic role of quality organizational depth.