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Rainy Lara

Born: 03/14/1991 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240
Mechanics
3/4 arm slot; long arm action; messy delivery at times - arm gets late into slot; inconsistent release; creates angle on right-handed hitters; throws a lot of arms and legs at hitters; hides ball behind back well.
Evaluator Chris Mellen
Report Date 05/24/2015
Affiliate Binghamton Mets (AA, Mets)
Dates Seen 04/23/2015
OFP 30
Realistic 20; Triple-A Arm
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 40 45 87-88 91 Flashed occasional cut, but typically flat; offering lacked life, but night also on the frigid side; generated some late swings due to deception; will move around the plate; can spot in the lower tier of the strike zone; able to throw for strikes; better suited for short bursts; velocity fell off after three innings; contact is loud when squared up.
Slider 45 45 77-80   Varies the shape, but lacks consistent definition; able to drop in for a strike and bury out of the zone for a chase; gets loopy and loose in lower velocity band; confident using pitch at any point in the count; arm angle will make it uncomfortable at times on right-handed hitters; go-to pitch when in trouble; best piece of arsenal.
Changeup 30 30 80-84   Bottom dropping action; telegraphs when delivering; on the firm side despite lower velocity; lacks separation between fastball and will blend at time; isn't a viable piece to sequence against opposing hitters.
Overall

Lanky and long pitcher, who gets away with lack of stuff as a starter due to deception; will eventually run out against good competition; fastball/slider combination give arm a chance to transition to the bullpen; can be tough in one or two batter bursts versus right-handed batters; conditions of evening lead me to believe fastball usually sits a tick above what showed; arm likely to ceiling in Triple-A, with chance for emergency or injury fill call in right situation.

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