- low 90′s fastball
- potential starter, but bullpen is more likely
- secondaries need refinement
- 2.12 ERA, 84/19 K/BB in 76 innings, 58 hits for CMU
Don’s Thoughts: When you pick guys from as far north as Michigan who have little baseball time under their belt, you have to think projection. Trent Howard started and closed for both his high school and college teams and played in Indiana, as well as at Central Michigan University. I think he is a future bullpen lefty with a solid low 90′s fastball. He will have to refine his curveball and change up, but looking at his makeup I would teach him a sinker.
His delivery needs some refinement, but he could be a nice LOOGY as a member of the Orioles. There is a chance for him to become a starter because daily coaching and repetitive conditioning could greatly enhance his skill set.
- Howard went from college to professional athlete in split second
- Trent Howard Video
- Trent Howard Interview