Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.
Born: March 26, 1993 in Riverside, California, United States
High School: Woodcrest Christian HS (Riverside, CA
School: California Baptist University (Riverside, CA
Team: Status: Disabled 7-DayETA: 2017Position: RHPAge: 23 DOB: 03/26/1993Bats: R Throws: RHeight: 6' 3" Weight: 220 lb.
Scouting grades: Fastball: 44 | Slider: 45 | Cutter: 45 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 60 | Overall: 45
After spending his freshman year at Biola University (Calif.), Oaks transferred to Cal Baptist and became the highest-drafted player in Lancers history, when he went in 2014's seventh round after going 11-0 with a 1.68 ERA as a sophomore. Tyson Miller surpassed Oaks when the Cubs took him in the fourth round this June, but the latter still has the chance to become Cal Baptist's first big leaguer. He threw 7 1/3 shutout innings to win the clincher in the high Class A California League playoffs to cap his first full pro season and swiftly climbed to Triple-A in his second.
Oaks lived off a sinker that sat around 90 mph in college and has ticked up to 92-93 mph in pro ball, now topping out at 96. His fastball plays better than its average velocity thanks to its heavy life. He has feel for a changeup that can become at least an average No. 2 pitch, and he also can mix in a slider and a cutter that sometimes blend together.
Oaks pounds the bottom of the strike zone, and though he doesn't miss a lot of bats, he has what it takes to be an efficient workhorse starter. He has bounced back from Tommy John surgery in high school to put himself in position to serve the Dodgers as a back-of-the-rotation or middle-relief option.
|2015||22||-0.2||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A-A+||LAD||8||5||.615||2.65||3.37||23||21||0||2||0||0||125.2||112||47||37||5||19||0||74||1||1||2||498||1.042||8.0||0.4||1.4||5.3||3.89|
|2016||23||-2.1||3 Teams||3 Lgs||AAA-AA-A+||LAD||14||3||.824||2.74||3.28||24||24||0||1||0||0||151.0||146||55||46||9||21||0||108||5||0||7||604||1.106||8.7||0.5||1.3||6.4||5.14|
|All Levels (3 Seasons)||27||10||.730||3.11||3.72||61||48||1||3||0||0||312.1||299||129||108||16||53||0||211||7||2||14||1261||1.127||8.6||0.5||1.5||6.1||3.98|
|A+ (2 seasons)||Minors||4||1||.800||3.33||3.88||9||9||0||0||0||0||48.2||54||21||18||3||8||0||38||1||0||3||200||1.274||10.0||0.6||1.5||7.0||4.75|
datacourtesyof mlbadvancedmedia/baseballreference jason rutherford