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Jace Fry

Born: 07/09/1993 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 195
Mechanics
Slightly lower than the standard three-quarters slot; works from the extreme third base side of the rubber; live arm; ball explodes out of his hand; arm can be late getting through; lot of pressure on his throwing arm; arm slot and release point can be altered on the slider; little stiff and upright; could use better extension; some athleticism to improve delivery.
Evaluator Ron Shah
Report Date 06/02/2014
Affiliate (MLB, )
Dates Seen 05/23/14
OFP 50
Realistic Swingman
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 92 94 Four-seam fastball; natural lefty run and sink; some cutting action; more control than command; two-seam fastball features heavy arm side life; misses arm side; adds and subtracts velocity.
Slider 50 60 81 84 Slider; solid-average offering that flashes plus; inconsistent two-plane break; mostly horizontal action; tilt and late sweep; tipped with earlier release point; go-to offering against same and opposite-sided batters; called for heavily.
Changeup 40 45 82 82 Changeup; low-80s offering; rarely used; some feel for it; needs better extension; below-average command; needs to improve ability to keep it down; some fade.
Curveball 30 30 72 78 Curveball; show-me offering; low-70s offering; rarely used; 1-4 break; slow arm; lacks feel; struggles to get on top of the baseball.
Overall

The player is a southpaw with three useable pitches, two of which could be plus, with a mature and durable frame to take the ball every time through the rotation.

He currently heavily relies on his slider, which creates foolish swings from the opponents, but it plays up due to its complimenting action off of his fastball. There is some feel for the changeup, but he didn't throw many of them, creating for a tough call if he can develop that into an average offering. The curveball could be pocked for the time being, as it is just a show-me offering at this stage.

The player needs to improve his strength and conditioning, as he lost some velocity towards the end of this outing. A player development team will need to work with him on consistently finding his arm slot. He has enough athleticism and feel for his delivery to do so.

There is enough here to work with that I could see a potential No. 4 starter, but there is obvious risk. The fallback could be swingman pitcher that can be used in a variety of situations.

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