Mitch Gueller to Phillies: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Mike Rosenbaum@GoldenSombreroMLB Prospects Lead WriterJune 4, 2012

Courtesy of thenewsonline.com
Courtesy of thenewsonline.com

Position: RHP/OF

Height/Weight: 6’3”/205 lbs

Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: Rochester HS (Wash.)

College Commitment: Washington State

 

An immensely athletic ballplayer who has flown under the radar, Gueller is a player who profiles equally well on the mound as he does in the outfield. However, given his strong showing on the mound this spring, chances are he’s developed as a pitcher.

The right-hander’s fastball sits in the low-90s and occasionally scrapes 95-96, and he consistently locates in down the zone with late life. His curve has steadily improved all season, too, featuring excellent pace and late downward movement. Gueller also has a changeup in his arsenal, although it’s a seldom thrown pitch and undeveloped due to his lack of experience.

A three-sport standout in high school, Gueller’s athleticism gives him a high ceiling as well as a chance to reach it. Furthermore, it should aid his development in the minor leagues and provide him with a chance to reach the major leagues in late 2016 or early 2017. 

Analysis: Will likely wind up at the mound, has a chance to profile as an above-average outfielder as well. A while away from the bigs, but holds a high ceiling.

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