Being a former shortstop Becker possesses the athleticism to find a regular release point and repeat his delivery, which is fairly simple and athletic in and of itself.
Not able to finish off the second inning courtesy of a lightning storm Becker was only able to flash a couple of upper-70s breaking balls though they showed quality shape in between innings where he also flashed a changeup with fading life low in the zone. J.) the same way I did a year ago; he’s a baseball player.
The hands are plenty quick at the plate, and though not challenged defensively he shows the type of looseness and athleticism at second base that could very well play at shortstop or in center field at the next level. A strongly built 6-foot, 195-pound righthander, Knight began the game on the mound and ran his fastball up to 86 mph with some sinking life, however it may be with the bat where the uncommitted Northeast product leaves his biggest mark.
Consider this, last summer and nearly a calendar year to date Becker was a primary shortstop (now a primary righthanded pitcher), was uncommitted (now committed to Vanderbilt), was working in the 77-81 mph range (opened up Monday sitting 90-93 and bumping 94 mph) and checked in 6-foot-4, 185-pounds (he’s since grown at least one to two more inches).Of course with those gains in physicality, height, and pure stuff there comes some difficulties in consistently repeating the delivery pitch-to-pitch, which caused for some scattered command Monday, but what the finished product could eventually evolve into is scary to think about.