May 6, 1999
free agent (July 2015)
Physical Description: Undersized
left-hander with a developed lower half. Has added significant weight
since signing. Minimal remaining projection.
Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, setting up on the third base
side of the rubber. Short, compact delivery with effort that he struggles
to repeat. Medium leg kick. Trunk twist and stab and hook behind. Quick
arm action coming forward.
Fastball: 92-94 mph.
Pitch has life and has shown bat-missing ability in the low minors.
Well-below-average control and command. Potential average offering due to
concerns with long-term command and control profile.
Curveball: 79-81 mph. 1-to-7 break. Feel and confidence in pitch.
Does a good job snapping it off with depth. Throws often, in any count,
and works it in and out of the zone. Potential above-average offering.
Changeup: 83-84 mph. On the firm side. Tends to
telegraph by slowing his arm down. Potential below-average offering.
Career Notes: Pitched in the Venezuelan Development
Program in winter 2017. After struggling in the rotation in 2017, has been
much better in a relief role. Cut walk rate in 2019 but allowed a
corresponding jump in hits. Had IL stints in 2019 of about two weeks for
left biceps tendinitis and about three weeks for left shoulder impingement
syndrome. Pitched for Venezuela in the 2021 Americas Olympic Qualifier.
Summation: Projects as an organizational bullpen
depth. Ceiling of an up-and-down reliever. Has shown significant
bat-missing ability in the low minors and steady improvement year after
year. Secondary pitches and command and control need refinement. Will show
intriguing spin rates on fastball and slider.
Notes from the Field (3.17.17)
Notes from the Field (4.19.18)
Scouting Report Update (5.27.2020)