His fastball still sits in the high-80s to low-90s with sinking movement in it. His curveball is still consistently above average with a big break in it. His changeup is also a solid average offering. His command of his pitches is still solid above average but he caught too much of the strike zone this season especially his fastball.
Blackburn is still one of the best strike-throwers in the system right now with a three-pitch mix that he throws with good to great command. He needs to not catch the plate too much and command his pitches better to take the next step.
Blach doesn't have flat out stuff. His fastball is a modest 90-92 MPH and has reached 93 MPH with some sinking and cutting action while also incorporating a true four-seam. His changeup is above-average with late fade and similar arm action as his fastball and his best swing and miss offering. His slider is decent and his curveball has been better than ever with rainbow arch and flashing consistent average. What Blach lacks in stuff is replaced by his mastery of his pitches. His feel for his fastball is masterful (there are a lot of times where the catcher's glove don't move at all) and his feel for changeup and curveball are impressive as well. He loves to mix up his pitches and knows how to work backwards. His mechanics has some deception in it with short extension and solid arm speed and he has great feel for it.
With mastery of three average pitches and an above average changeup and the ability to spot his repertoire wherever he wants, Blach has the highest possible floor in a prospect as he can contribute to the parent club all throughout 2017.
His mechanics is very deceptive and the arm action is very hard to describe. Hitters also has problems detecting his true 3/4 release point with plus arm speed and his long levers gives him plus extension and tremendous downhill plane that is unusual for a drop and drive delivery. His fastball sits at low-90s and can reach higher along with good sinking action. His mechanics makes his fastball even better. His slider flashes above average but is often inconsistent and tends to lack the sharp break when he doesn't get on top of it. His changeup improved but there's a lot to be desired from it to be a viable third pitch. The main issues for him is the repetition of his mechanics which can be a whack at times thus limiting his command to just average at best.
Gregorio will be given all the chance to be a starting pitcher but his fastball-slider combo and deceptive mechanics are better suited at a relief role where his fastball can be a few ticks faster and his slider will have better bite on it while not being worried about his changeup too much.
Myers has a starters repertoire of fastball-slider-change. I don't have a clear number on what is his velocity but based on my eye, it is possibly in the low-90s with some running movement. His changeup is the best secondary pitch with immense tailing movement and he sells it well with fastball arm speed. It got a potential to be an above average pitch for him and if he throws it below in the zone, it can draw swings and misses. His slider is underwhelming, with a nice break but breaks early and isn't sharp. His mechanics is athletic and he's athletic for his massive size that he can repeat his mechanics fairly well. The problem that I see in his mechanics is his inverted W and high elbow at front foot landing. He has feel for fastball and slider but needs more work with the changeup in terms of locating it down the zone.
Myers has the potential to be a true starting pitcher with feel for his three pitch mix highlighted by his fastball and changeup. The thing that might be limiting him is his conditioning so he needs to take a hard look at his weight to unlock his ceiling.
He is compared to Madison Bumgarner in terms of deception and stuff. While he slings the ball at the same low 3/4 slot as Bumgarner does, Okert doesn't feature the same crossfire that MadBum does. He does however draws nightmare matchups on lefty hitters as it feels that the ball comes from first base. His plus fastball-slider combination is his bread and butter, with the latter a true plus pitch with hard sweeping break in it that will draw swings and misses on both hitters. His fastball sits at low-90s but has shown ability to throw it harder before. In order to get out of LOOGY status, he needs to have a consistent third pitch and his cutter can be the neutralizer against righties. He stayed on top of the ball more last season and it resulted to better command of his pitches.
With a knockout 2-pitch mix, Okert can be the heir apparent to Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez as long as he keeps on top of his pitches and if the cutter improves, he can get righties better and can have a larger role out of the pen.
Tyler Rogers RHP
His deep repertoire with three above-average offerings along with his size and repeatable mechanics gives him a good shot at staying on starting but if the opportunity doesn't present itself, he's very familiar at being a reliever since he is a converted reliever.
Giant Potential has posted his plethora of videos of prospects in his website and I can give my opinions on that by next week. So far though, I really love what I see in Conner Menez. He might be another Ty Blach but he needs to fill out that frame so that he can sustain the long grind of the season. I also loved what I saw in Miguel Gomez as his hit tool is already very legit and Major League-quality.
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