September 29, 1993
Santo Domingo, DR
free agent (October 2011)
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Notes from the Field (3.18.16)
Elected minor league
free agency (Nov. 2018)
Physical Description: Athletic, medium build; not much
Mechanics: Works from first
base side of rubber; hands set at shoulder height; no wind-up as he pivots
into delivery; three-quarters arm slot.
94-96 mph. Tops out in the high-90s. Pitch has late life. Pitch has shown
cut and two-seam movement on separate occasions. Velocity has ticked up as
he’s matured, was 91-94 mph during Spring Training 2015. Command and
control need improvement. Combination of velocity and movement make it a
potential plus-plus offering.
Slider: 87-90 mph.
At its best shows hard, sharp tilt. Does a good job snapping off with
tight rotation. Has the ability to throw the pitch for strikes and elicit
swing-and-misses both within and out of the zone. Potential plus offering.
Career Notes: Suspended for 80 games in June 2017
after testing positive for stanozolol.
Summation: Once an intriguing bullpen arm with the
potential for two above-average-to-better pitches and the ability to
throw strikes with both offerings and elicit swing-and-misses. Really fell
off after his 2017 suspension. No longer projects as a major leaguer.