Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; premium arm speed; stab; slight spine tilt; mild head whack; moderate effort; moderate drive; clean landing; repeats delivery.
Aberdeen IronBirds (Short Season, Orioles)
T99 1x; downhill plane; extreme life; moderate armside run; pitches down in zone; command is below-average but has feel for pitching and repition will help improve command a tick.
Replicates arm speed; 11-5 offering; moderate depth; tight spin; strike-to-ball offering; bat-misser; release points inconsistent; refinement in release points will improve command.
Signed out of Cuba in 2014 for $725,000. Leyva has a potential closer's arsenal consisting of a potential elite fastball and a potential plus curveball, both which will quickly rocket him through the minors. He's currently pitching multiple innings, but this is a one-inning reliever. There is moderate risk due to his level, but he shows feel for pitching and the command will be the only aspect of his game that will need refinement.