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Kelvin Marte

Born: 11/24/1987 (Age: 26)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 170
Mechanics
Short; thick upper half; pronounced arm swing with visible ball; 3/4 slot; low-energy mechanics; very casual with the movements; half-windup; short-strider/arm heavy; easy release; arm speed isn't impressive; fast in between pitches; 1.3 to the plate with runners on; fields position well; okay with holding runners
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 06/11/2014
Affiliate Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA, Giants)
Dates Seen 06/08/2014
OFP 45
Realistic 40; Triple-A pitcher
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 40 45 88-90 91 Below-average fastball at present; velocity can show average but command is a 40; lacks movement; firm/straight; aims the ball but doesn't hit spots; not a major league pitch without two-grade jump in command. Not likely to occur.
CH 45 50 79-83 83 Best secondary offering; can show good action; can spike the ball into the dirt as a chase pitch; plays well with casual, arm-heavy delivery; deception and vertical action. Command brings down utility; could play to average.
SL 40 45 76-82 82 Below-average pitch; soft break; lacked big bite or tilt, even when thrown in the low 80s; struggled to command the pitch; not a major league quality secondary offering.
Overall

Small lefty with three pitch mix; command is below-average; doesn't walk a lot of guys but very loose in the zone with fringe stuff; will struggle to make outs against better bats; fastball plays below-average; slider lacks intensity and plays soft and loose; chanegup isn't a bad pitch, with some deception and vertical action. Not a major league pitcher; lacks arm-side stuff for LOOGY upside; Triple-A pitcher in either start/relief role.

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