08/04/2019 - Accelerated Interactive Video Program - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Linkin is a LHP/OF prospect who will graduate in 2026. On the mound, Linkin gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, finishing with his chest over his front knee. Linkin shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 59mph. Breaking ball sits from 46-48mph with 2-8 break. Changeup sits from 50-51mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. In the field, Linkin shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into an athletic position and fields with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate and on-line to his target. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and takes a level swing, leading to solid contact. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Pitching 1. Square stride 2. Softer landing Fielding 1. Angles 2. Stay directional to throw Hitting 1. Center balance 2. Let ball travel