March 6, 1996
free agent (July 2012)
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Physical Description: Large, soft, bad body. Lacks
physical conditioning and projection.
Three-quarters arm slot. Low-effort, controlled delivery. Medium leg kick.
Arm action works. Lacks momentum and extension. Lands upright and stiff.
Works quickly, repeats delivery.
mph. Tops out at 92 mph. Pitch shows arm-side run, but lacks life. Doesnít
miss many bats. Average command and control. Fringe-average potential.
Slider: 79-82 mph. Solid feel for pitch. Slurvy
2-to-8 break. Two-plane movement, will show depth. Average potential.
Changeup: 79-81 mph. Pitch shows fade and throws with
deceptive arm speed. Fringe-potential offering.
71-76 mph. Long break. Slow, loopy, and doesnít consistently snap off.
Tends to roll to the plate. Below-average potential, but didnít throw
during any outings scouted during the 2016 season.
Notes: July 2012 international free agent at the age of 16. Has
mostly played at age-advanced levels since joining the organization.
Participated in 2013 and 2014 Fall Instructional League. Pitches for the
Navegantes del Magallane in the Venzuelan Winter League during the
Summation: Projects as a solid
organizational starter, capable of going out every fifth day and giving
you five or six innings for the entire season. Fringy four-pitch mix, but
knows how to pitch and mixes his pitches well. Durable player, has shown
the ability to throw 140+ innings each year. and give you five innings against low-minors
hitters, but minimal long-term potential.