多伦多蓝鸟队2020最佳前景:#1– Nate 皮尔森

我们已经到达列表的末尾。今天我们来看看Jays杂志的第一大前景’ annual Top 30 prospect rankings is Nate 皮尔森.

名称 : Nate 皮尔森
位置 :RHP         年龄 : 22
高度 : 6’6”        重量 : 245 lb
投掷 : Right
已获得 : 入选2017年选秀第一轮(第28轮)                                                            2019年水平: A+/AA/AAA          预计到达时间 : 2020

是否对谁将成为最高职位有任何疑问 蓝鸟 潜在客户清单。 Nate 皮尔森 是所有潜在客户出版物(《美国棒球》,《棒球内容说明书》和MLB Pipeline)的共识排名第一的潜在客户。大多数人都将他放在总体前10名潜在客户中。美国棒球协会将他列为最高#7。

Nate 皮尔森 was drafted 通过 the 蓝鸟 in 2017 out of Central Florida Community College in the first round. He was actually the second 蓝鸟 pick in that first round behind Logan Warmouth. He was assigned to the Gulf Coast League 蓝鸟 but was promoted after one game. He then dominated for the Vancouver Canadians, tossing 6 straight scoreless games to open his career with them.

皮尔森, in 2018, had a tough time trying to get on the field. Early in the season he suffered from an oblique strain 和 began the season on the disabled list. When he returned, he took a liner off his forearm in the second inning of the game he returned 和 was sidelined for the remainder of the year.

蓝鸟队仍然认为他是一个备受推崇的前景,并把他送到了 亚利桑那秋季联盟. Normally, there is not a lot of players sent to the AFL that are not in the higher minors. 皮尔森 struggled to keep his opponents off the base paths with a 1.770 WHIP, 5.8 BB9, 和 10.2 H9, but one thing was apparent to everybody was his ability to get strikeouts. 皮尔森 had 23 strikeouts in just 20.1 innings 和 that he had an electric fastball.

After the injury riddle 2018 season, Nate 皮尔森 shot up both minor leagues 和 prospect rankings in 2019. He began his journey, in 2019, in High-A Dunedin 和 dominated with 0.86 ERA, 15 SO9, 和 1.3 BB9 over 21 innings pitched. 皮尔森 then took on Double-A with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for most of 2019. In 62 IP, he had a 2.59 ERA, 2.90 FIP, 28.3 k%, 8.6 bb%, 和 held his opponents to a 0.186 batting average.

皮尔森 was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game. He finished the season with AAA Buffalo where he was 4.2 years younger than the average player in the International League. 他继续击球,并保持良好的速度,几乎没有击球,设置了3.00 ERA,将对手保持在0.185 BA。

The 蓝鸟 held 皮尔森, for most of the year, to a routine of alternating between 5 innings pitched 和 2 innings pitched for every start he had. This reduced his workload 和 stress coming off a 2018 season where he did not pitch a lot of innings.

快球

Nate 皮尔森’s fastball is his best pitch 通过 far. Per Jim Callis of 美国职业棒球大联盟 管道, 皮尔森 has 最好的快 现在在小联盟中。他在2018年的亚利桑那州秋季联赛中以104英里/小时的速度出名。他的三位数快速球也具有相当多的手臂生活。 Pearson’巨大的身体和力量使他能够保持进入比赛的速度。  “他的速度通常为98-101英里/小时,并保持发车时的速度,并通过重复进行体育锻炼轻松产生速度,从而使他也能指挥快球,”MLB Pipeline的Jim Callis说。

皮尔森 has the athleticism 和 strength to maintain command over his elite fastball. He also has gone above 和 beyond trying to improve his fastball (along with other pitches) 通过 training in the off-season at 动力传动系统棒球。 Driveline是一家棒球运动员开发公司,利用技术来控制和扩展运动员’ skills.

对于投手,Driveline专注于意图训练,音高隧道和音高设计。在棒球精英投手中,投球和投球设计已成为非常流行的话题。隧穿是指在其飞行的前半段中,有多个螺距朝向板的轨迹相同,但在飞行的后半段中,它们都沿不同的方向发散。音调设计是使用高速摄像头(例如 Edgertronic)观看投手释放和雷达装置( 拉普索多 设备)来测量旋转和轴。

结合隧道和螺距设计可以帮助增强投手’s ability to strike batters out. 皮尔森 is one of the star pupils of Driveline, alongside other pitchers like 特雷弗·鲍尔(Trevor Bauer) 马特·博伊德 。在过去的两年中,蓝鸟队也开始聘请了几位传动系教练,这绝非偶然。

 

皮尔森’MLB管道和Fangraphs将s的快球评分为80。’没有比这更高的了。它已经是那里最好的快球之一,他还没有进入美国职业棒球大联盟。

二级产品

皮尔森 has three secondary pitches to counter his elite fastball; a slider, a curve, 和 a change-up. Of the three, the slider is his best secondary offering. While it isn’根据吉姆·卡利斯(Jim Callis)的说法,这是未成年人中最好的滑块, 荣誉奖 作为未成年人的前4个滑块。埃里克·克罗斯(Eric Cross)为Fantrax报道了MiLB“Pearson’s slider is the best of the bunch (minor league fantasy options) 和 is one of the most dynamic sliders currently in the minor leagues. In my two live looks at 皮尔森 in 2019, he displayed a great feel for the pitch, throwing it for strikes 和 bending it out of the zone to pike up strikeouts.”他的滑块位于80年代上层。

他的其他两个次要音高(曲线和变化)都分别高于平均水平(50级和55级)。如果他想成为我们所有人都希望成为的精英投手,那么在这些球场上继续进步至关重要。

未来价值

根据 美国职业棒球大联盟 管道 他的整体成绩是65。这将使他远高于平均水平,并且可能“Ace” if everything breaks right. The 蓝鸟 look to be counting on him to become the front end starter they have been missing over the last couple of years. 皮尔森 is expected to be promoted this year at some point. Whether that be early in the year or late remains to be seen. When promoted, he is expected to be part of a one-two punch for the next 3-4 years with 玄贤龙 虽然我们不应该’不要指望他立即成为二号发车者,做梦很有趣。

虽然这赢了’t be a pure analysis of 皮尔森, he is a very likable guy who can make fun of himself at time. Just this winter, at the 蓝鸟温特节, 皮尔森 had some fun interacting with some fans. He is easy to root for 和 I am hoping he fulfills his potential.

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凭借其坚固的车架,出色的运动能力,出色的快球,出色的滑杆以及其他辅助功能,他可能会成为蓝鸟队数年的中流for柱。