He's a good late inning man, which is when being a pitcher really counts. He changes speeds well enough to keep righthanders from teeing off on him.
Defense & Hitting
His pickoff move is only fair. A shaky fielder, he's slow to react to grounders and often looks unsure on his throws to the bases. Makin is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Makin has some pop in his swing.
I can't say I know what The St Paul Pride were doing locking this guy up to a long term contract. A questionable call at best. AA isn't the right place for Makin. Expect the St Paul Pride to send him down for some minor retooling. I just don't know if The St Paul Pride are ever going to get what they expect out of him.
-- Emu Nyman, AA/AAA Scout