Yusniel Padron-Artiles Lowell Spinners  |  Pitcher


Age: 21
Born: November 12, 1997
Havana, Cuba
Height: 6-0
Weight: 187
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 22nd round, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
College: Miami Dade CC South
High School: Miam Springs Senior (FL)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Undersized right-hander with minimal physical projection. Stocky build, strong lower half.

Mechanics: Throws over the top from the first base side. Effort in delivery. Quick to the plate. Short, quick arm action. Arm heavy delivery. Hides the ball well behind his body before coming forward. Pitches downhill when he stays on top of the ball, but has the tendency to lose release point at times.

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Tops out at 91 mph. Pitch shows cut at times and sink when down in the zone. Hittable when elevated. Has some idea of fastball command.

Curveball: 66-73 mph. Primarily throws a frisbee two-plane curveball at 71-73 mph, but will also mix in an eephus like pitch in the 60s. Throws primary breaking ball often. Will show depth on occasion.

Changeup: 78-80 mph. Straight, throws with deceptive arm speed. Inconsistent pitch, doesn’t have confidence in it.

Career Notes: Played for the Cuba National Team in the XXVII U-18 Baseball World Cup in 2015.

Summation: Projects as an organizational arm. Throws strikes and has three pitch mix that should allow him to stick around for a while, but lacks a pitch to carry him in the upper minors.

  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 Miami Dade CC South NJCA Coll --- 20 8 3 --- 2.17 14 14 --- 83 67 29 20 4 18 77 1.02 4.27 8.35
  2018 GCL Red Sox GCL RK Bos 20 3 1 0.750 3.74 11 2 0 21.2 23 9 9 1 3 19 1.20 6.33 7.89
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21     stats                            
  2019 Greenville SAL A Bos 21     stats                            
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: use-NEAL puh-drone ahr-tee-lays
First Pro Contract:
June 22, 2018 by Willie Romay
Signing Bonus: $75,000
MiLB Debut: July 2, 2018 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
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