Draft Profile: Trystan Vrieling (RHP)
With the 100th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, the Yankees drafted Trystan Vrieling (RHP) out of Gonzaga. Who is he?
MLB Pipeline Pre-Draft Profile:
Player (Rank): Trystan Vrieling (#71)
School/Position: Gonzaga (WCC)/Right-Handed Pitcher
Age/DOB: 21 Years Old/10/02/2000
Height/Weight: 6'4"/200 pounds
Previously Drafted: Not Applicable
Scouting Grades: (20-80 Scale)
College Statistics (2022):
15 Games, 4 Wins (4 Losses), 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 80.2 Innings Pitched, 75 Hits, 48 Runs (44 Earned Runs), 46 Walks, 107 Strikeouts
MLB Pipeline Blurb:
"Scouts head out regularly to see Gonzaga Friday night starter Gabe Hughes. If they were lucky, they got to stick around for the weekend to see Vrieling, who made it a bit easier by moving from Sunday to Saturday in the Zags rotation. The right-hander pitched largely out of the bullpen over his first two years, including a strong Cape Cod League performance, but he’s shown this spring he has the goods to start.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander has a legitimate four-pitch mix at his disposal. He’ll throw his fastball anywhere in the 91 to 95 mph range, and it plays up because he can command it to all four quadrants. He throws both a curve and a slider, with some scouts preferring the former, a low-80s breaker with true downer action that has power and command at times. His mid-80s slider does have some cutter action to it and his changeup is a true weapon, thrown with excellent arm speed and deception.
The only thing that hasn’t always been consistent for Vrieling has been his control. While his walk rate is a touch high and he’s had outings in which he hasn’t had great feel, he’s also shown the ability to throw all four of his pitches for strikes with a repeatable and athletic delivery, giving teams confidence he can start long-term."