MiLB Scouting Report: Madison Younginer

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and clubs don't stop scouting players once they enter the pros. As part of our minor league coverage here at, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on prospects around minor league baseball. Here's a look at Red Sox prospect, Madison Younginer.

Name: Madison Younginer
Position: Pitcher
Team: Lowell (Boston Red Sox)
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: New York-Penn League

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Scouting Report

Madison Younginer is a reservoir of unrefined talent at the moment. His command shows up some nights and some nights it doesn't. When it does show up, he shows off ability that would make him a quality third starter at the big league level. He has a projectable frame and at 20-years-old has some time to grow. He has a long arm action that's relatively smooth but easy to pick up. He also tends to be a little late with that arm action, eliminating some of the downward plane his tall frame and over the top arm slot should be giving him. Because of that, there's some head snap at the end of his delivery. But, with improved timing that may be correctable.

Stuff wise, Younginer stands out and allows you to look past some of his mechanical issues. He works steadily at 91-93 mph and reached 94 mph several times when he pitched in front of me. It showed good life through the zone and may even add a tick in the coming years. His curveball flashed depth and was spotted well but is currently still a fringe offering with a chance to be better. He threw this pitch at 78-80 mph with 11-5 action. His changeup also shows some promise but he gets a little too firm at times at 84-86 mph. Younginer has a chance for three quality offerings but right now command and mechanical consistently are standing in his way.

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