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Nefi Ogando

Born: 06/03/1989 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 185
Mechanics
Good body at present; big butt; powerful lower half; pitches from stretch; 3/4 slot; lighting fast arm; flies open a bit; deep ball pickup in the back; 1.18-1.25 to the plate with runners on; fields position well.
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 06/10/2014
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
Dates Seen 06/09/2014
OFP 55
Realistic 50; 7th inning reliever
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 80 95-99 99 Explosive pitch; elite velocity; worked mostly at 98 mph; below-average command pulls grade down; some late hop; can really bring it; weapon but command needs full grade jump to allow pitch to dominate to full potential. Could be elite.
SL 50 60 87-89 90 Big velo on slider; lacks big tilt/slice but does show some late, two-plane movement; more vertical than horizontal; will use SL vs LH and RH; shows some feel for execution despite hard velo; average pitch at present that could play to plus with sharper command.
CH 40 50 87-88 89 Limited sample; dropped a few CH with arm-side fade; played like a two-seamer; effective in the sample; played well with the fastball and slider; not a bad pitch to have in the arsenal; could play average with improved command.
Overall

Impact arm with elite velocity and upper-80s slider; command needs work; finds too many barrels given his high-octane stuff; major league arm as a floor (middle/7th); major league impact arm if the command jumps a full grade (setup/2nd division closer); below-average at present; needs to get to average. Lots to like here.

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