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Ben Lively

Born: 03/05/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 190
Mechanics
3/4 upbeat delivery. Back stab and head jerk; throws with effort. Hides ball; some natural deception.
Evaluator Al Skorupa
Report Date 04/27/2015
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
Dates Seen 4/15/15
OFP 45
Realistic 40; #5 starter/middle reliever
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 45 50 88-92 92 Tail and sink down; flattens out up. Misses up. Command drops at higher end of velo. FB doesn't miss many bats.
Curveball 40 45 70-73   11-5; some downer action but no real bite. Too soft. Effective as mix-up/change of pace.
Slider 45 55 80-83   10-4 slurvy. Can throw for strikes consistently. Flashes as effective chase.
Changeup 45 50 81-84   Sink and fade. Thrown with good arm speed. Good feel for the pitch.
Overall

Lively projects as a #5 starter or middle reliever who fills the zone with a four pitch mix of near average pitches. His high effort, high maintenance delivery limits his command profile. No real plus offering.

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