Relief Pitcher | PEI Argonauts
It's tough to get much loft on the ball against him, as he works down in the strike zone to begin with and his two-seamer produces mostly groundballs. His fastball is just average, and therefore he relies heavily on placing it in different parts of the strike zone or setting it up with his changeup. He has an above-average changeup and the ability to throw from a variety of arm angles. He's almost as effective against lefthanders as he is versus righthanders.
Defense & Hitting
His pickoff move is merely average. Stottlemyer is nothing special in the field. Stottlemyer is a surpisingly good hitting pitcher. And I'm not sure you can say this about a pitcher, but Stottlemyer has some pop in his swing.
The PEI Argonauts were smart, they locked Stottlemyer up to a long term contract. Stottlemyer performance in AAA is making it difficult for the PEI Argonauts to ignore him much longer. Expect his name to be on the September call-up list. I really like what this guy brings to the table.
-- Emu Nyman, AA/AAA Scout