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Nefi Ogando

Born: 06/03/1989 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 230
Mechanics
3/4 arm slot; high effort in delivery; puts everything into throws; inconsistent release; effort makes it tough to repeat; shows flashes of staying on top; ball will come out easy in those instances; strong lower half - uses all of body; as clean as he is going to be; will jerk head off target; lands square to plate.
Evaluator Chris Mellen
Report Date 05/24/2015
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (AA, Phillies)
Dates Seen 05/24/2015
OFP 50
Realistic 40; 6th/7th inning reliever
MLB ETA 2015
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 65 65 94-95 97 Explosive offering when out in front of the ball; can power past hitters upstairs; freezes batters when spotted in strike zone; late finish when staying above pitch; capable of dominating a sequence with heater; below-average command; delivery makes it tough to see much more growth in area; velocity suffers when arm is late into slot; runs into stretches of overthrowing (pitch stays up and away); would grade future higher if believed command could take another step forward and delivery will loosen up more to help consistency of velocity.
Slider 55 55 87-88   Acts more as vertical, eye changing piece as opposed to late breaker with dart; tendency to freeze batters rather than elicit chases; comfortable using at any point in sequences; capable of throwing for a strike; good feel for pitch; is inconsistent creating snap due to less than ideal wrist looseness; could be weapon if develops late break, but historical looks at player have all been consistent with pitch.
Changeup 40 40 87-90   Firm offering; action indicative of two-seamer; lacks execution, but will jump out of nowhere when thrown right; changes pace on hitter; something pitcher keeps in back pocket.
Overall

Power arm reliever, who shows tangible MLB stuff, but equally lacks in consistent execution; delivery, and subsequent effect on command, lead me to believe inconsistency will always be a part of the game; outing evolved into high wire act due to batter-to-batter nature of execution; future potential and role reflect quality of raw stuff, but assessment of risk factor indicates volatility of assigned grades; this is an arm who can burst into contributing bullpen role for a season and then just as quickly find himself back in the minors the next due to uneven performance.

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