Athletic body; low 3/4 slot; 6-3/210 is accurate; long levers; clean mechanics; repeats; ball comes out of his hand very easy; shows the ball in the back of his delivery; good command profile; competes on the mound.
San Jose Giants (High A, Giants)
50; Middle-reliever/lefty specialist
Big-time arm strength; some run at the lower velos; spotted the pitch well; very tough to square down in the zone; pounded the pitch in on hitters; moved the pitch to both sides of the plate; also left it middle-middle on occasion; still some room for improvement command wise; plus-plus potential.
Flashed plus; plenty of horizontal movement; has good shape; can be a slurve at lower velos; deception; maintained same slot and arm speed; killer against lefties; command needs tightening; crossed the heart of the plate often.
Okert is an advanced college arm with two potential plus-pitches (the fastball is one already). He has a lot of confidence in both pitches and is able to use both in any count vs. lefties and righties. I believe he has late-innings potential (8th inning) and could very well reach that. It's just a matter of logging innings and facing tougher competition. The risk factor could be low, but I went moderate because he hasn't achieved success yet at Double-A, which he could and should reach this year.