September 12, 1993
La Cienega, DR
free agent (September 2012)
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Released (Aug. 2019)
Average pitcher’s frame. Filled-out, large
lower half. Looks heavier than listed weight.
High three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber.
Jerky delivery with a lot of moving parts. Slight drop and drive. Live
arm. Medium leg kick and slight trunk twist in delivery. When coming
forward, brings head down and then back up, taking eye off the plate
briefly. Doesn’t consistently finish delivery.
92-94 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Velocity has increased each year since he
signed. Pitch now shows cut and late finish. Potential plus offering with
refined command and control.
Slider: 84-87 mph.
10-to-4 shape. Will flash depth at times. Inconsistent feel. Will flash
above-average at times, but some will be below-average in the same outing.
Changeup: 84-86 mph. Throws
with solid arm speed and shows feel for offering. Has shown the ability to
bury the pitch down and away from left-handed hitters and elicit
swing-and-misses. Average potential offering.
Participated in 2016 Fall Instructional League.
Profiles as an organizational reliever. Ceiling of an up-and-down
reliever. Will be entering his fifth year in the organization in 2017 and
has yet to make a full-season roster. As a 23-year-old in A-ball, needs to
take a big step forward to project as a major leaguer. Velocity increase
and improvement with secondaries give him a chance to stick in an
organizational role, likely topping out in the high minors.