February 15, 1993
Santo Domingo, DR
free agent (March 2011)
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Scouting Scratch: Low minors arms (3.26.14)
2015 Top 40 Season in Review
Physical Description: Big body with limited projection.
Thick and sturdy. Much heavier than his listed weight. Maxed out
physically, will need to maintain his conditioning as he continues
Mechanics: High three-quarters arm
slot with a complex delivery. Lots of moving parts. Back side collapses
before coming forward.
Fastball: 93-95 mph. Has
touched 97 mph in short stints. Quick arm, pitch shows late life. Below
average command and control. Shows arm-side run when he pitches downhill.
Slider: 80-83 mph. Solid-average
potential. 11-to-5 break. Doesn’t have great feel for the pitch. Struggles
to stay on top of it. Flashes short, late break and tight rotation. Used
to throw pitch at 82-85 mph.
Changeup: 86-88 mph.
Has begun to incorporate either a changeup or cutter in this velocity band
in 2016. Still a work in progress.
Sixth/seventh-inning reliever potential. Can sometimes get stronger deeper
into outings. More of a thrower than a pitcher