2012 Draft Scouting Report: Chris Beck

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at college pitcher, Chris Beck.

Name: Chris Beck
Position: Pitcher
School: Georgia Southern
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 235
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Cape Cod League

Physical Description

Beck's frame is exactly what scouts look for in a starter. He's very strong in the lower half and has the height to produce a good downhill plane. He's durable and physically mature as well.


Overall, Beck is fairly sound when it comes to his delivery. His arm action is clean and he keeps his lower half involved very well.


Beck's fastball velocity spiked near the end of last summer, getting up to 94-97 mph in short stints. But, it seems that the real Chris Beck will pitch at 91-93 mph and top out at 94-95 every now and then.


His curveball is arguably more of slurve. Thrown at 80-84 mph with 11-5 action, this is a quality, potential plus offering for Beck. Right now, it looks like it could be a 55 pitch in the big leagues on the 20-80 scale.


The third pitch is a big reason Beck is a solid bet to be a middle rotation type starter in the big leagues. He's pretty comfortable with his solid changeup, thrown at 82-84 mph.


Beck's stock has dropped this spring, and there's no disputing that. But, he's still a very safe bet early in the compensation round.

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