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June 15, 2017

Eyewitness Accounts

June 15, 2017

by BP Prospect Staff


Yeudy Garcia

Born: 10/06/1992 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 203
Mechanics
Three-quarters delivery; has a whippy arm motion with plus arm speed; athletic delivery with clean arm action; moderate effort; delivery isn’t as consistent as it needs to be if he wants to start; inconsistent release point.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/07/2017
Affiliate Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates)
Dates Seen 6/2/2017
OFP/Risk 50/High
Realistic 45; Middle Reliever
MLB ETA 2018
Video No

Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 94-95 96 Fastball missed often because of the considerable arm-side movement the pitch had at times, frequently rode in on hitters; shaky command early, refined later in start; above-average life, could be a swing-and-miss offering with advanced command.
Changeup 40 45 85-86 Tumbles in the zone, could produce a few swing and misses if he can harness control of the pitch; Didn’t give the pitch a chance on multiple occasions, which made for easy takes.
Slider 45 50 87-88 Has the potential to become a hard slider that gets hitters to chase, but for now, he needs to make the offering tighter and command it better to reach that point.
Overall

Garcia has an athletic delivery and a live arm that should play better as a reliever. There is undeniable talent in his profile, but he will never produce at the major-league level unless he can throw strikes at least somewhat consistently. He’ll start in the minors because he’s still young and projectable. But, his stuff should play better once he makes the switch to the pen. He has the potential to make a significant difference there given that his control issues won’t be as much of a problem in shorter appearances, combined with the fact that his already above average fastball will play up in that role.

Control:30/40
Command:30/40





Beau Burrows

Born: 09/18/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 200
Mechanics
Simple, repeatable delivery; no red flags throughout; shows ability to adjust on the fly and keep mechanics in rhythm; will occasionally pull across body too much and lose balance at release; short arm circle compliments very good arm speed well to keep his upper and lower bodies in sync.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 06/08/2017
Affiliate Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
Dates Seen 06/07/2017
OFP/Risk 55/Moderate
Realistic 50; No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA Mid-2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 65 92-95 98 Came out firing 95-96, t98 over the first two innings; velo backed up to 92-94 over final three innings; lacked higher-end velocity when he wanted it during last two innings; needs to improve strength to maintain upper-velocity register throughout start; showed good arm-side run when down in zone, making it difficult to barrel; elevated when he wanted to for strikeouts and still showed movement in that part of the strike zone; pitch has some deception and appears to get on hitters quickly; minor velocity projection remaining.
CB 45 55 72-74 75 Lacked feel in early innings, began to find it as the outing progressed; consistently missed up throughout the start and couldn't generate the tight spin I have seen in previous outings; snapped 2-3 off in the last two innings that were legitimate bat-missers; showed hard 12-6 movement w/ late action; potential above-average pitch; more potential to induce weak contact than generate consistent strikeouts.
SL 40 45 82-85 87 Similar to CB, lacked feel in early innings; showed tendency to over-throw offering consistently; typically 11-5 break but often blended to 12-6 and looked like a harder version of his CB; lacked preferred bite of hard SL; show-me pitch w/limited projection based on this viewing.
CH 45 50 84-85 86 Second-best present pitch in this outing; good velocity separation; holds FB disguise well with excellent arm speed and same arm slot/release point; trusts grip; occasional fade but no consistent movement he could rely on; kept hitters off balance and off FB throughout start; showed promising feel and has a chance to exceed this grade projection with work.
Overall

Slightly undersized but has good strength/build to handle workload; got off mound well and fielded position adequately; 1.21-1.34 to home plate; broad arsenal but no dominating pitch; may struggle to miss bats at times; elevated FB for strikeouts consistently and relied on weak contact thanks to movement down in the zone; FB-heavy outing but showed aptitude to mix CB and SL at times; threw strikes throughout start but lacked ability to locate outside of consistently elevating FB when he wanted to; needs to refine at least one secondary pitch to help augment lively fastball; command must develop to above-average to reach projection.


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