Luis Ysla Portland Sea Dogs |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 25
Born: April 27, 1992
Carabobo, VZ
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Acquired from San Francsico for
Alejandro de Aza (Aug. 2015)

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Scouting Scratch: Ysla, Diaz, Bautista (10.12.15)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review
Scouting Scratch: Portland Bullpen (4.19.17)  

Physical Description: Filled out, sturdy pitcher’s build. Looks heavier than listed weight of 185 pounds. Large lower half and soft body with little-to-no projection remaining.

Mechanics: Slings the ball from a three-quarters arm slot with a live, loose arm. Has some effort in his delivery and gets deception from a high, exaggerated leg kick. Quick arm.

Fastball: 94-97 mph. Late life, really jumps on hitters. Control is ahead of command. Bat-missing potential. Potential plus-plus offering with improved command.

Slider: 79-82 mph. Pitch shows two-plane movement with late bite. Will take something off the pitch to steal a strike. Showed the ability to front door the pitch to lefties and back door to righties. With continued refinement, looks like a potential above-average offering.

Changeup: 84-88 mph. Shows solid feel for the offering and the confidence to throw it early in the count. Throws with the same arm speed as his fastball. Pitch shows late drop and fade. Average potential

Career Notes: Acquired from San Francisco in Dave Dombrowski’s first trade with the Red Sox. Worked as a starter early in career with the Giants, but moved to the bullpen after struggling in the hitter-friendly California League. Did not start playing baseball seriously until he was 18.

Summation: Seventh-inning bullpen arm potential. Has the three-pitch mix to profile in longer stints, but due to frame and delivery, likely profiles best in the bullpen long-term. Even without refinement of changeup, his fastball/slider combination has the potential to miss bats and play in high leverage situations against hitters from both sides of the plate. Key to development will be how much he can improve command and control, as raw stuff alone is very impressive from the left side.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2013 Azl Giants Ariz Rk SF 21 4 0 1.000 2.65 12 12 0 51.0 38 18 15 1 13 52 1.00 4.00 9.18
  2014 Augusta SAL A SF 22 6 7 0.462 2.45 24 23 0 121.3 104 42 33 8 45 115 1.23 2.56 8.53
  2014 Margarita LVBP Wint   22 0 0 --- 15.43 3 0 0 2.3 5 4 4 0 3 2 3.43 0.67 7.72
  2015 San Jose Calif A+ SF 23 3 6 0.333 6.21 33 9 0 79.7 109 60 55 9 41 95 1.88 2.32 10.73
  2015 Salem Car A+ Bos 23 0 0 0.000 0.00 2 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0.40 3.00 10.80
  2015 Margarita LVBP Wint   23 0 0 --- 8.10 7 0 0 3.3 3 3 3 0 4 3 2.10 0.75 8.10
  2016 Portland East AA Bos 24 2 5 0.286 4.07 39 0 3 55.3 54 28 25 4 27 60 1.46 2.22 9.76
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 0 0 --- 0.00 1 0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1.00 Inf 18.00
  2016 Margarita LVBP Wint   24 0 0 --- 1.93 14 0 0 9.3 2 2 2 0 4 7 0.64 1.75 6.75
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 25     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: EES-lah
First Pro Contract:
September 11, 2012 (SF)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 2013 (AZL Giants)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 18, 2016 (Bos)
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2017): $535,000
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