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Parker Bridwell

Born: 08/02/1991 (Age: )
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 185
Mechanics
Body: Tall, thin, lanky frame w/ long arms; narrow frame; loose, athletic mound actions.

Delivery: Abbreviated windup w/ back foot starting planted on the rubber; upper/lower halves fight each other; crossfire landings; gets soft on front side at times; consistent fall-off at finish. Full, fairly-lengthy circle in back; loose/fast arm through HTQ slot; significant arm recoil after release.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 00/00/0000
Affiliate Bowie Baysox (AA, Orioles)
Dates Seen April 10, 2016
OFP 45
Realistic ML Middle Relief
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 92 95 Sits 92-93 as starter, touches of 95; natural downhill angle from tall height and slot; occasional avg armside run. Delivery detracts ability to be fine within zone; doesn't have starter's command; FB has chance to work in 94-97 range if/when he moves to 'pen.
Slider 45 50 80-81 82 3/4 breaking ball; slurvy pitch somewhere between CB and SL; early-show and rolling tilt w/o sharp bite when he loses front side; struggles to land for strikes later in outings; fringy overall SL w/ chance to play avg when used in shorter stints.
Changeup 40 45 82 84 Occasional decent flashes w/ one-plane, arm-side action; overall inconsistent pitch; telegraphs CH w/ slower arm-speed as he tires, causing CH to straighten out. Won't need as much in relief role.
Curveball 35 40 72 73 Well below-avg true CB, used as second-look pitch; soft, loose hump; limited strikes; probably should scrap it; liability against ML bats.
Overall

Lacks the FB command and secondary stuff to turn lineups over as starter at ML level. See more realistic best-case ceiling as middle-reliever w/ mid-90s velocity and a SL that will play closer to avg in a short-stint role. High risk: needs to make 'pen conversion; injury flags in significant arm recoil.

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