Brayan Bello Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher

Age: 22
Born: May 17, 1999
Birthplace: Samana, DR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(July 2017)
College: -
High School: -
ETA: 2023

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Pronunciation: BAY-oh
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Eddie Romero, Junior Vizcaino,
& Domingo Brito
Signing Bonus: $28,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Pro Debut: June 2, 2018 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: November 19, 2021 (BOS)
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
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  Scouting Report & Links      
  Physical Description: Lanky right-hander with an athletic frame. On the skinny side at present, has projection remaining.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts with a wide base and doesn’t utilize a wind up. Medium-high leg kick. Stays in line to the plate. Loose, quick arm. Arm action is a little long behind and very quick coming forward. Gets good extension. Some effort in his delivery, but does a good job repeating it. Arm can get out ahead too quick.

Fastball: 95-97 mph. Tops out at 100 mph. Generates easy velocity, pitch shows late life up in the zone. Command needs refinement and grades as below-average command at present. Struggles to locate arm side, but has shown more feel commanding to the glove side. When his arm gets out too quick, he loses his release and tends to crossfire the pitch. Average spin rate. Shows tail down in the zone and some ride when up in the zone. Velocity has steadily increased over his career, from 91-93 mph during the Fall Instructional League in 2018 to 93-96 at Fall Instructs in 2020. Potential plus-to-better offering.

Changeup: 85-89 mph. Started as a work in progress, but is now his best secondary pitch. Throws with deceptive arm speed. At its best, shows late arm-side fade. Can really pull the string on it and the pitch will fall off the table late. True major league quality swing and miss pitch at its best. On occasion, will slow his arm and pitch ends up on the firm side. Potential plus offering.
  Slider: 84-88 mph. Short 10-4 shape. Has shown the ability to land the pitch for strikes or get swing and misses, but still is inconsistent with it. Some outings he lacks for feel for it and doesnn't snap it off. Pitch has shorter break when thrown harder and more break at lower velocities. Pitch has a slightly above-average spin rate compared to the MLB average for a right-hander. Will throw often and in any count. Potential above-average pitch.

Notes: Did not sign until age 18. Was fairly dominant during debut in the DSL, but was old for the level. Jumped all the way to Greenville the following year. Struggled in the first half in 2019, but got stronger as the season went on. Participated in the 2018 and 2020 Fall Instructional League. Named to the 2021 Futures Game at MLB All-Star Weekend.

Summation: Potential mid-rotation starter or high leverage relief type. Even though he is in Double-A, has a wide variation of potential outcomes. At his best will flash three at least above-average pitches and on the right day, all will look like potential plus pitches. Fastball/changeup are best two pitches right now and could profile in a late inning bullpen role if slider and command don't continue to develop. Not imposing physically, but still has projection and has the type of athleticism you look for. Has continued to improve year after year and now is one of the top pitching prospects in the system.

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    Pitching 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
2018 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 19 6 2 0.750 1.68 13 13 0 64.1 37 16 12 0 10 68 0.73 6.80 9.51
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 1 0 1.000 0.00 1 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0.67 --- 18.00
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 5 10 0.333 5.43 25 25 0 117.2 135 77 71 9 38 119 1.47 3.13 9.10
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 22 5 0 1.000 2.27 6 6 0 31.2 25 10 8 3 7 45 1.01 6.43 12.80
  2021 Portland DNE AA Bos 22 2 3 0.400 4.66 15 15 0 63.2 66 34 33 5 24 87 1.41 3.63 12.30
    2022 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
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 23     stats                            
  Advanced Stats & Splits
  Awards Awards  
  2021 Futures Game All-Star
2021 Red Sox Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year Pitcher of the Week (July 8-14, 2019) Pitcher of the Month (May 2021) Pitcher of the Week (June 14-20, 2021)
2021 All-Star

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