Born[SIZE=8pt]: November 25, 1993
Drafted[SIZE=8pt]: 2nd round, 2013 ; 2nd round 2012 by NYM[/SIZE]
How Acquired[SIZE=8pt]: Draft
College: Seminole State[/SIZE]
High School: [SIZE=8pt]Fort Worth Christian (TX)
[SIZE=8pt]Scouting Report[/SIZE][SIZE=8pt]: Ideal pitcher's build with room for growth. Loose, repeatable 3/4 delivery. [/SIZE][SIZE=8pt]Sits in the 89-93 mph range with his fastball. Touches 94 mph. Pitch has late life. Room to add velocity. Also features an 81-83 mph changeup with nice arm speed. Best breaking ball is a 11-to-5 curveball that flashes plus potential. Also sparingly utilizes a78-82 mph slider. Drafted in the second round in 2012 by the Mets but didn't sign. Projects as a middle-of-the-rotation starter. Originally agreed to a $1.1 million signing bonus, but eventually signed for a lower number when his physical revealed a minor issue. [/SIZE]
Ian Cundall from SoxProspects
2013 second-round pick Teddy Stankiewicz (pictured) is on a very structured program with the Lowell Spinners. He is currently only throwing at most two innings per outing, depending on his pitch count. This schedule doesn’t provide an ideal look scouting-wise, especially since it limits his use of secondary pitches and it doesn’t show how his delivery and velocity will hold up deeper into games. It does, however, provide a good first look and a starting point of things to watch for going into his full season debut next season, likely with the Greenville Drive.
I have now had the chance to catch three of Stankiewicz’s outings and he has shown the makings of a solid four-pitch mix along with a projectable frame and workable delivery. Stankiewicz has an ideal pitcher’s build, listed at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds. Still only 19-years-old, he has room to fill out, especially in his upper body, as he matures without losing any of his present athleticism. Stankiewicz has a loose arm and throws from a high three-quarters slot. His delivery is under control and repeatable, but he drops and drives and has a slight stab behind his body. In three outings scouted this year, he has had some trouble holding his arm slot and finding his release point, especially in the third outing on August 19.
Stankiewicz’s fastball sat 90-93 mph in the first two outings scouted, but was more 89-92 in the most recent one. He topped out at 94 several times and also sprinkled in a few 88-89 mph offerings on the lower end. The pitch has some late life, but is relatively straight and hitters seem to get a good look at it. When he has located the pitch it has missed bats, but he has been inconsistent from game to game with his command and control. He had his best fastball in the first of the three outings scouted, recording three strikeouts with the pitch and throwing quality strikes with it, especially down in the zone. As he matures, Stankiewicz’s velocity should take a tick up, and as he gets more consistent with the pitch and improves his command, it has the makings of a potential plus offering.
Stankiewicz hasn’t thrown many secondary pitches during a single outing, but the three outings scouted together provide a rudimentary look at his arsenal. Stankiewicz’s primary secondary pitch thus far has been his curveball. The pitch has worked 72-76 mph, with 11-5 shape. He has shown the ability to throw it for strikes, but he doesn’t always finish the pitch. It has flashed tight rotation, but tended to be more on the loose side. Stankiewicz also has mixed in a slider between 78-82 mph, but he has only used it sparingly in the games scouted. The pitch has shown good depth through the zone and two-plane, 10-4 break. Stankiewicz didn’t feature his changeup in the first game scouted, but in the last two he has integrated it more. He has thrown the pitch at 79-83 mph, but mostly in the 81-83 mph range with good arm speed. The pitch has shown some late drop but he hasn’t thrown it for many strikes, which is understandable given how little he has had to use it. He has primarily thrown fastballs in his first forays into organized ball.
I was surprised there was no thread for him. He has all the makings of a solid major leaguer. I'll be interested to see how he does this year.