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Brad Keller

Born: 07/27/1995 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 230
Mechanics
Tall, sturdy frame; not much room in the frame for good weight; low 3/4 delivery; above-average arm speed; stab in the back; drop-and-drive delivery; clean foot strike; moderate effort in the delivery; 1.10-1.19 to home with a runner on first.
Evaluator Mauricio Rubio Jr.
Report Date 07/26/2015
Affiliate Kane County Cougars (Low A, D-backs)
Dates Seen 07/22/2015
OFP 45
Realistic 40 - Swingman with middle relief fallback.
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 91-94   Command - 30/40
Movement - 50/60

88-90 out of the stretch; moderate run; mixes in fastballs with moderate sink and cut; poor command; relies almost exclusively on showing different looks with the fastball.
Slider 30 40 80-83   Command - 30/40
Movement - 40/45

10-4 movement; inconsistent, lacks feel; flashes moderate bite; loses release point.
Changeup 40 45 83-86   Command - 30/40
Movement - 45/55

Flashes fade; inconsistent arm-speed replication; pitch gets firm; lacks feel.
Overall

Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Flowery Branch HS (Flowery Branch, GA).

Keller's fastball has three distinct looks as he can cut it, sink it and run it in on hitters. The different looks function as his secondaries as his pitch mix is fastball dominated. The secondaries are underdeveloped; he doesn't have much feel for his slider nor his change. Keller works too quickly out of the stretch and leaks energy and loses velocity on his fastball. Keller can learn a proper cutter and function as a 5th starter with middle relief as a fallback.

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