Undersized right-hander with minimal physical projection. Stocky
build, strong lower half.
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: 89-92 mph. Tops out at 94 mph. Pitch shows
cut at times and sink when down in the zone. Hittable when
elevated. Has some idea of fastball command. Pitch jumps on
hitters due to overhand arm slot. Will also mix in a two-seam
fastball in the 88-90 mph range. Potential fringe-average
Curveball: 67-75 mph.
Primarily throws a loopy, 12-to-6 curveball at 73-75 mph, but
will also mix in an eephus-like pitch in the high-60s. Throws
harder variation as his primary breaking ball. Will show depth
and tight rotation. Potential fringe-average offering.
Changeup: 80-82 mph. Straight, throws with
deceptive arm speed. Inconsistent pitch, does not have
confidence in it. Will show fade on occasion. Potential
Played for the Cuban National Team in the U-18 Baseball World
Cup in 2015. Struck out 12 consecutive batters in a 2019 playoff
game for Lowell, making national headlines. Participated in 2020
Fall Instructional League.
Projects as a mid-minors organizational arm. Ceiling of a solid,
high-minors contributor. Throws strikes and has a three-pitch
mix that should allow him to stick around for a while, but lacks
a pitch to carry him in the upper minors.
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