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Tyler Duffey

Born: 12/27/1990 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 230
Mechanics
3/4 arm slot; a bit of crossfire to the delivery; strong body; uses size to stay on top of ball; some funk in the back-end of arm-action; longer with his release; leads to some over-throw; not overly loose, but makes it work; varies pace of delivery out of the stretch - 1.31-1.52
Evaluator Chris Mellen
Report Date 07/02/2014
Affiliate New Britain Rock Cats (AAA, Twins)
Dates Seen 6/27
OFP 45
Realistic 40; up-and-down arm
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 60 90-92 93 Displays average arm-side run, with downward movement; sinking action - offering on the heavy side; bears in on right-hand hitters' hands; type of fastball that is more effective in the lower tier of strike zone, but the pitcher can reach in the right situation to elevate; best served up and away from righties when doing so; solid-average command - shows ability to spot in all four quadrants of zone consistently; will get lifted from at the thighs and up; shows understanding of what he is doing with the pitch and how to set batters up.
Curveball 50 55 75-77 78 Tends to drop arm-slot a bit when throwing; generates average snap with wrist; rolls out of hand at times due to way body opens; has trouble throwing glove-side consistently; one shape to pitch; can throw for a strike with frequency; flashes solid-average look; lack of deep break limits bat missing ability; can induce weak contact and pick up strikes against good hitters.
Changeup 40 40 80-82 83 Lacked finish and quality action; floated within the strike zone; tipped pitch with slower arm-speed and some telegraphing; displays drop as opposed to fade; show-me pitch.
Overall

Two pitch pitcher that I see better suited for the bullpen where stuff has a chance to play up; tick up in fastball velocity while maintaining movement can make pitch effective in short bursts in the majors; curveball has enough to keep hitters at bay in a one inning role; the mentality and knowledge of craft leads me to believe the arm can pitch in some early leverage situations; see a middle reliever - first arm out of chute when starter leaves game earlier in a jam or bridge some outs until turning over to the late inning guys.

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