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Jean Cosme

Born: 05/24/1996 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 155
Mechanics
Build: Tall and wiry; skinny hips and shoulders; may put slight weight on but lacks the body for large projection.

Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; plus arm speed; loose arm; stab; routinely opens up front shoulder; out of sync; hips and shoulders become out of unison; mild drive; shoulder opening causes foot to open on landing; overall easy delivery; loses tempo; delivery times ~1.45.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/22/2015
Affiliate Aberdeen IronBirds (Short Season, Orioles)
Dates Seen 6/19/15
OFP 40
Realistic 30; Organizational player
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 60 88-93 95 Velocity: 60/70
Movement: 50/50
Command: 30/50

T95 1X; average plane; mild life; moderate armside run; aggressive with fastball in all quadrants; mechanical inconsistencies currently hindering command; FB will tick a grade higher if relegated to bullpen role.
CB 30 50 77-80 81 Movement: 50/50
Command: 30/50

Inconsistent arm speed replication; 11-5 offering; moderate depth; release points highly inconsistent; harder offering that can work as an out-pitch when located; refinements in arm speed and release points will improve offering.
CH 20 30 78-82 83 Movement: 30/30
Command: 20/30

Inconsistent arm speed replication; lacks feel; firm offering; release points highly inconsistent; velo separation is currently only reason it is effective; advanced hitters will easily identify offering.
Overall

Cosme has a loose arm with two potential average or better pitches, but I do not see the CH ever becoming a workable offering at higher levels. He has velo separation but lacks the feel or movement necessary. Thus, I see a reliever that will rely on his potential plus FB and average CB. Cosme is high risk since he has not seen full season action yet, and the mechanics need a lot of work.

Round Drafted: 17th round, 2014
Why: Athletic pitcher with projection and a loose arm that touches 93+ with a workable CB and CH.

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