October 10, 1990
La Vega, DR
free agent (June 2011)
Scouting Scratch: High minors bullpen arms (5.28.15)
Physical Description: Thick, filled-out frame. Sturdy
Limited projection with his body. Bigger than listed.
Mechanics: High 3/4 arm slot. Short, jerky delivery. Arm short
behind, with some deception from his body. Works quick, good rhythm. Can
struggle to finish his delivery consistently.
Fastball: 91-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Solid-average
potential. Heavy with late life. Jumps on hitters. Difficult to pick up. Has had trouble
locating pitch arm-side. Two-seam has late arm-side run at 87-89
mph. Throws strikes, average command.
82-84 mph. Solid-average potential. Solid arm speed, shows late dive.
Potential to miss bats.
mph. Above-average potential. Short, vertical break. Sharp with
tight rotation when at its best. Confident throwing the pitch in any
count. Throws both a shorter, more cutter like version and longer,
sweepier version. Used to throw a slurvey
breaking ball 78-81 mph with short, 11-to-5 break.
Although he has worked out of the bullpen for most of his career,
typically works longer outings, whether planned or due to consistent
6th/7th inning reliever
profile. Throws strikes, workable fastball/slider combination. Needs
to improve changeup, and consistency with slider. Lacks late inning
ceiling, but high floor.