Sep 22nd, 2009
FutureSox Prospect Rankings
- #19 – 2009 Postseason
- 2009 All-FutureSox Team Setup Man
Bellamy gets good movement on his pitches, but the first thing you notice about him is his deceptive delivery. He developed his sidearm delivery after almost getting cut after his freshman year at Miami. His fastball can get up to 90 m.p.h., but sits more in the 88-89 range, and has a lot of sink. Lefties have struggled with his frisbee slider, but it will likely need improvement if he is going to project as more than a righty specialist. So far as a pro, lefties are hitting worse against him than righties so that’s a good sign for him down the road. His drop in control his last year in college was a concern, but as a pro in 2009 his control was impeccable. Bellamy dominated at Bristol and Kannapolis with a 38:2 strikeout to walk ratio. Bellamy has the ability to be a really quick riser because of his deception and sink on his pitches. The stats have backed that up so far and he has a great chance to be the first member of the White Sox 2009 draft class to make it to the Majors.
Major League Outlook: Righty specialist/set-up man