This guy is prototypical bullpen.
That was my take. I think he COULD probably start in the majors, and would probably project as a #3, but his tools seem perfect for the bullpen. Like Marmol, he had a pronounced drop in velocity as the game went on, although this could simply be a matter of conditioning.
What makes him a good bullpen arm?
- good control and decent movement on the fastball, and I was impressed on how well he kept the ball down.
- A plus slider that works well as a putaway pitch.
- A decent third pitch (straight change)...perfect for keeping in his pocket on short relief to use in a jam.
All that aside, he WAS plucked out of double A, and still needs some development in terms of stuff and conditioning. He may work out as a starter, and obviously, starters are more valuable. If not, he projects very well as a reliever.