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Jose Adames

Born: 01/17/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 165
Mechanics
Athletic and wiry build; projectable frame with room for growth; slightly lower than 3/4th arm slot; average plane; very quick arm; hips fly open and has trouble staying balanced; good extension and drive towards home; inconsistent release points and arm slots due to flying open and his front foot landing out of line towards home; will drag and drop his arm; very noticeable in final inning when he began to lose stamina; exerted delivery; delivery best for a high effort relief role; very quick to home with 1.19 - 1.41 delivery times.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 08/19/2014
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
Dates Seen 8/19/2014
OFP 45
Realistic 40: Up-and-down Reliever
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 60 91-94 95 Explosive pitch with extraordinary life; good arm-side run and rolls in on the hands of RHH; pitch has mild bore; poor command; average control; pitch finds too much of the zone and he generally has no idea where his pitches will be located; struggles to find a consistent arm slot and release point; better in the beginning of the game; command likely could be fixed mildly in a bullpen role.
CB 40 50 78-81 81 Inconsistent offering; tight spin and depth at its best; 11-5 offering; cast a few in this outing; release points are very inconsistent and flashed a few below-average offerings in the 10-6 angle that hung in the zone; fringe command that can be tightened with better release points; mild feel for the pitch and could end up as an average offering.
CH 20 30 83-85 85 Poor pitch; no feel; able to mildly replicate FB arm speed; pitch is completely firm with no fade; mild arm-side run; poor command and left up in zone; likely to marginally improve but not enough to be effective.
Overall

Adames has a lively arm, but lacks the command to be a consistent option in the rotation or bullpen. His CH is a well below-average offering that should likely keep him out of a rotation in the future. The FB is very explosive and generates two-way movement, so he should be able to consistently keep hitters off throughout the minors.

Adames is high risk because the command is currently well below-average for the entire arsenal, and he will struggle to find consistency at the higher levels until he can find a secondary offering that he can fall back on from the FB.

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