December 17, 1996
Ciudad Bolivar, VZ
free agent (August 2013)
ETA: Mid 2020
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Scouting Scratch (6.29.16)
Notes from the Field (4.11.17)
Notes from the Field (5.2.18)
Physical Description: Has filled out considerably since
he signed. Solid pitcherís frame with a thick lower half. Minimal
Mechanics: Throws from a
three-quarters arm slot. Starts with his hands by his belt and keeps them
there. High leg kick. Some effort in delivery and short arm action with a
wrist wrap behind. Hides the ball well, keeping his arm behind his body
until he releases the pitch. Gets great extension towards the plate.
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Tops out at 97 mph. Pitch shows
natural cut. Has late life and jumps on hitters, particularly
left-handers, due to arm slot, deception, and extension. Pitch has shown
the ability to overwhelm hitters in the low minors even when he isnít
hitting his spots. Command and control need refinement and are
below-average at present. Potential plus offering.
Curveball: 76-79 mph. 1-to-7 break. Shows feel for the pitch. At
its best, really snaps it off and pitch shows depth and tight rotation.
Inconsistent, slow roller at lower velocities. Potential average offering.
Changeup: 82-86 mph. Firm. Work in progress, clear
third pitch. Will flash fade on occasion. Fringe-average to average
Slider: 85-87 mph. Has reportedly
worked on adding and improving the pitch. Reports that he had success with
the pitch at end of 2017 season, but in looks in 2018 has not featured it
Career Notes: Participated in 2015 and 2016
Fall Instructional League.
with a sturdy pitcherís frame and some deception in his delivery.
Possesses an intriguing fastball and is still young enough that his
secondary pitches could take a step forward as well. Still learning to
incorporate secondary pitches and not rely too much on his fastball.
Likely projects and is best suited for the bullpen, where his stuff could
play up and secondary pitches would not need to develop as much. If
breaking ball or changeup and command and control improve, could develop
into a back-end starter with a plus fastball.