Don’s Thoughts: Ward was a starter at Central Arkansas and was fairly dominate in the league. He may have little projection left in the 6’1″ frame, but word on him is “workout warrior” and “gym rat”.
Unlike most left handers, Dustin throws from a higher slot and does not have the natural arm action movement typical of a southpaw pitcher. His fastball can get up, but is more effective in short stints. He has a nice array of off-speed offerings that he can get over for strikes and should be swing/miss pitches out of the bullpen. With the increased velocity in late innings, expect him to be low 90s. eeing his early performance at the Gulf Coast League, he is slated more as a late inning type and not a LOOGY.