Jose Almonte Pitcher


Born: September 8, 1995
Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (July 2012)

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Scouting Report:
Lanky, projectable frame that could support added size. Solid athlete. Loose arm, but delivery is stiff and mechanical. Throws from the third base side of the rubber with a high three-quarters arm slot. Has a trunk twist prior to coming forward and stabs and pronates his wrist behind his body. He keeps the ball behind his body, creating some deception in his delivery. Comes across his body and has the tendency to yank the ball glove side with cut that comes from how his wrist works. Will drop his arm angle at times. Fastball sits 88-90 mph, topping out at 93 mph, but will also show a 86-87 mph two-seam fastball with arm-side run. Needs to improve command and control. Secondary offerings include a changeup and curveball. Mid-70s curveball shows some potential, with decent snap, deep break, and nice shape. Pitch can get slurvy at times, but at its best when thrown 77-78 mph with two-plane break. Will show harder, slider-like version in the low-80s on occasion. Changeup works 79-81 mph with some drop. Has some feel for the pitch, and when he gets on top of it, he can turn it over. Pitch has shown bat-missing potential in the low-minors. Has a long way to go developmentally, but has made progress each year since he entered the organization.

   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
  2013 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 17 3 3 0.500 2.50 12 12 0 50.3 38 21 14 1 22 43 1.19 1.95 7.69
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 18 2 3 0.400 3.02 11 8 0 47.7 46 20 16 3 17 33 1.32 1.94 6.23
  2015 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 19 3 3 0.500 3.43 14 14 0 65.7 38 31 25 1 38 64 1.16 1.68 8.77
  2016 Greenville SAL A Bos 20 2 2 0.500 3.91 10 10 0 53.0 50 23 23 4 13 45 1.19 3.46 7.64
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: July 2, 2012 by Manny Nanita
Signing Bonus: $610,000
MiLB Debut: June 3, 2013 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
2013 Domincan Summer League All-Star
South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (May 23-29, 2016) Awards Pitcher of the Week (May 23-29, 2016)






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