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Daniel Reynolds

Born: 05/02/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 170
Mechanics
Small, lanky frame; 6'0/170 is accurate; low 3/4 delivery; loses plane; can land upright; tendency to under-rotate hips and finished closed to the plate; super quick arm; ball comes out easy; fast-paced delivery.
Evaluator Chris Rodriguez
Report Date 07/06/2014
Affiliate Inland Empire 66ers (High A, Angels)
Dates Seen 4/22, 4/24
OFP 50
Realistic 45; Middle-reliever
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 70 93-96 97 Plus-plus offering; has velocity whenever he needs it; arm-side bore is electric; more movement at lower velo band; came out wild in both outings, settled later; command was loose; better command vs. RHH because it forced him to finish his delivery to get the ball to the outside corner; reports had him touching 99 in Double-A.
SL/CT 45 50 87 88 Short slider/cutter offering; fringy pitch at present; more of a change-of-pace breaking ball; doesn't have extended horizontal tilt; moves a couple inches to the glove side; arm speed was good; missed some High-A bats; at present, Major League hitters could be able to time the pitch because of the fringy command; got away with some that broke over the heart of the plate; chance to become an average offering with tighter command and more lengthened break.
Overall

Reynolds rarely had to go to his short-slider in either look, as his fastball dominated High-A competition back in April. It's an above-average pitch when he has his command of it because of the high-octane movement it features. He's all the way in Triple-A now, where he looks to crack the thin Angels bullpen by the end of the summer. The short-slider he featured doesn't have the length or tilt to become a plus offering from what I saw. If he can lengthen it, or develop another breaking pitch that can miss major league bats, I can certainly see a late-innings arm. As of now, I can see middle-relief potential, on the back of his plus-plus fastball.

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