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Wei-Chieh Huang

Born: 09/26/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 170
Mechanics
Immature frame; shoulders indicate upper body can handle some good weight; narrow hips; some room for projection. Step back delivery with a pause; above average arm speed; high 3/4 arm action; moderate stab; crossfire; drop and drive delivery; clean foot strike; low-effort delivery; up tempo worker; delivery times in the 1.1-1.15 range.
Evaluator Mauricio Rubio Jr.
Report Date 06/23/2015
Affiliate Kane County Cougars (Low A, D-backs)
Dates Seen 06/18/2015
OFP 55
Realistic 45 - #5 Starter, Swingman
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 89-92   55/60 Command
40/50 Movement

Maintained velocity deep into the 8th inning; mild armside run; plus command, can throw the pitch to all quadrants of the zone.
Curveball 40 50 72-75   45/55 Command
40/50 Movement

Soft, loopy 11-5 movement; below average deception; replicated arm speed; pitch has a hump coming out of the hand; average command, displayed an ability to hit the lower quadrant of the zone.
Changeup 55 60 81-83   55/60 Command
50/60 Movement

Plus deception, replicates fastball arm speed; flashed plus movement with fade and tumble; used it against right handed and left handed hitters; advanced feel for the offering.
Overall

Signed in July of 2014 for an undisclosed amount as an international free agent.

Note: Threw two sliders in the 82-83 MPH range. 10-4 movement, flashed solid average movement and deception.

The underpinning of Huang's profile is the command which allows all of his pitches to play up. Huang showed an ability to throw all of his pitches for quality strikes or as chase offerings as the situation dictated. The pitchability was on display in a big way for the Tawainese pitcher. He was able to change speeds, elevate the fastball effectively and vary his pitch mix throughout his start. Huang is a polished pitcher with not much left to prove at the Low-A level. The only question is how well the body will develop. There's room for some projection but he's always going to be seen as a bit undersized.

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