He’s our first round pick and from the cheer that went up in the draft room, it’s safe to say it was exactly who we wanted. Here’s what Logan White had to say about him a couple minutes ago:
"With Chris, he’s tall and rangy. He’s a kid with a good body and he’s athletic. He’s got good mechanics and there’s not any real flaws in his delivery and mechanics. He’s got a real loose, easy arm. In my mind, it’s one of best arm actions I’ve seen in a long time.
"He’s ranges from 88-94 mph and pitches at 91-92. He’s got a plus curveball with the makings and the hard rotation on it that can make it very much a plus pitch. He’s a very smart kid, an intelligent kid who competes along the lines of the kind of players we’ve tried to target in the past. He’s a quality person with good character but the main thing that impresses you about him is his size, mechanics, and his secondary pitch."
And here’s Baseball America’s review:
Withrow first boosted his stock last summer at the Texas Scout Association showcase and he has continues to rise up draft boards this spring. He has a projectable 6-for-3, 195-pound body and plenty of present velocity. He was reaching 93-94 mph as the draft approached and conistently pitching at 88-92 mph. He has a clean delivery, no surprise for somone whose father, Mike, pitched at Texas and reached Double-A with the White Sox. Mike is also his pitching coach at Midland Christian High. Withrow doesn’t always finish his curveball, but it’s a promising pitch with bite and has improved this spring. He should get drafted high enough to pass up the opportunity to attend Baylor, but if he does go to college, he’ll be a two-way player. He has some hitting ability and the athleticism to play an outfield corner."
And of course there’s complete coverage at MLB.com.