Tom Milone, LHP

Scouting Report:

Fastball: An average fastball, but added a cutter in midseason, which seems to explain his ERA dropping from 3.89 to 2.91 over his last 10 starts.

Curveball: Good separation in speed from his fastball/cutter, typically in the mid-70s

Change: Arguably his best pitch, especially with his outstanding command

Control: Terrific control, which has been his hallmark since his days at USC — 2.14/9IP in the Carolina League last season

Strengths: Mixes pitches well and can hit his spots seemingly at will and generally keeps the ball down to prevent HRs (just 9 last season)

Weaknesses: Because he’s always around the plate and doesn’t throw hard, he can be quite hittable (144 in 151IP)

Milone is an under-the-radar kind of prospect because his best assets are between his ears. His champions will compare him to Cliff Lee. His detractors will compare him to Adrian Alaniz, a prospect that shot out of the gate in ’08 then hit a wall at the next level. Milone will likely start 2010 at Harrisburg having just turned 23 in February , the youngest SP to begin the year at that level in three years.

Milone’s MiLB profile

2 Responses to Tom Milone, LHP

  1. Pingback: Tom Milone Scouting Report Added « NationalsProspects.com

  2. Bob_in_Manassas says:

    All this kid does is get batters out – Have enjoyed him in Potomac & hope to see him continue to advance in the Nationals system.

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