Maxed frame with little projection despite modest RHP size; balanced takeaway, some hunch to shoulders, quick through leg kick with moderate momentum; closed front side, clean arm action, consistent timing, average arm speed to a true three-quarter slot with moderate plane; drive has mild drift, above-average stride, clean strike with mild effort; repeatable, low-maintenance delivery
Some deception from closed delivery, fairly straight but with late life, will attack hands and inner-third with command, can generate in-zone whiffs, strong tandem with two-seam
Heavy pitch with boring action and mild run; plus command, drives the pitch down to lower quadrants, very difficult to square, tunnels off four-seam plane with plus late movement, real worm-burner
Strong compliment, tunnels with consistent arm speed, fade, and tumble; feel to turn it over, pitch finishes down in and below zone with command; moderate swing-and-miss, another ground ball pitch
Limited usage, but some sweep, lacks late bite, command kept it off barrels, will front door to steal strikes
Developmental pitch, leaned on it heavily in this outing; soft pitch with rolling shape, lacks bite, average depth; hides it well, later pickup, potential utility as a strike-stealer
Jurado took the ball on a miserable evening with 30-40 mph sustained winds blowing out in Lancaster and survived five innings to tell the tale. The two variants of his fastball have a fine rapport with his changeup; he commands all three pitches, tunneling them effectively and creating a difficult pick-up for hitters that results much more often than not in ground ball contact. The delivery is clean and repeatable, and outside of a couple hangers with his under-construction curveball he commanded down in the zone all night. He didn't show a ton of feel for spinning the ball in this look, though the elements may have played a role.
The raw stuff does not overwhelm, but the movement, command, and pitchability are all assets. A step forward with either of his breakers could take him to the middle of a rotation, but short of that he projects to add value as a versatile 11th man with runs at the back of big league rotations.