May 6, 1999
free agent (July 2015)
Physical Description: Undersized
left-hander with some potential to add strength, but not much projection
due to his height. Has already added significant weight since he signed.
Mechanics: Throws from a low three-quarters arm slot,
setting up on the third base side of the rubber. Effort in his delivery,
which he struggles to repeat.
sits 91-93 mph, with life. Pitch has shown bat-missing ability in the low
minors. Below-average control and command.
Velocity varies from 70-72 mph to 76-78 mph with long, sweeping, 1-to-7
break. Pitch shows more potential at the high velocity range. Throws the
curveball often, in any count, and works it in and out of the zone.
Changeup: 83-84 mph. On the firm side. Tends to
telegraph by slowing his arm down.
Notes: Pitched in the Venezuelan Development Program in 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.
Summation: Potential 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. Wide range of outcomes.
Notes from the Field (3.17.17)
Notes from the Field (4.19.18)
Scouting Report Update (5.27.2020)