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Luis Diaz

Born: 04/09/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 209
Mechanics
Easy thrower; creates velocity without max effort; clean delivery; high 3/4 arm slot; big body leads to stretches of inconsistent balance; front foot will drift; can repeat; frame enables pitcher to create plane.
Evaluator Chris Mellen
Report Date 05/24/2015
Affiliate Portland Sea Dogs (AA, Red Sox)
Dates Seen 05/24/2015
OFP 40
Realistic 35 - Up-and-Down Arm
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 65 92-93 95 Lively offering, especially when thrown from middle of the thighs and below; shows downward action and occasional late finish; will work to throw to all four quadrants; not overly deceptive; gets hit harder than it should; better spotting glove-side than arm-side; ability to selectively elevate; overthrowing leads to meaty deliveries catching a lot of white; fringe-average present command, with some growth potential; believe offering can tick up out of bullpen.
Curveball 45 55 72-75   Big bender; overhand break; flashes good depth; gets soft in lower velocity band; solid separation between fastball; will throw for a strike; willing (and shows confidence) to use at any point of a sequence; liked way pitcher utilized offering; can stand to vary shape and throw for a chase; offering gets boost with progress/learning how to shorten up with more power.
Changeup 30 30 78-80   Distant third in arsenal; deliberate when delivery; minimal action; not a lot of confidence when throwing; don't see much future impact with the pitch; best thrown every once and a while as a "show me".
Overall

Big bodied two pitch arm; visibly heavier than listed; extra weight shows in loss of fastball gusto after about 60 pitches; likely path is in the bullpen; fastball and curveball have chance to play well together in short bursts; role ticks up with emergence of more of a power breaking ball or curveball taking steps to create chases; see an organization depth arm, with chance to fill a last spot or two in bullpen as needed.

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