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Gabriel Encinas

Born: 12/21/1991 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 195
Mechanics
Large frame and body and lacks remaining projection at this point in career. Pitches from a 1/2 windup, slight crossfire, tended to lose balance and direction in delivery which would hinder control. Smooth arm action and above average arm speed, 3/4 slot.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 04/25/2016
Affiliate Tampa Yankees (High A, Yankees)
Dates Seen 4/10/16
OFP 30
Realistic Organizational Middle Relief Arm
MLB ETA
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 65 92-94 95 Fairly true; some cutting action in lower velo band; lacked control of offering from crossfire in delivery; would routinely miss glove-side with offering. Don't see overall command of pitch improving in a starting role.

FB movement- 45/45
Curveball 40 40 80-81 81 11/5 shape; decent depth and bite; lacked sharp action and consistency; around the zone but not located well; would often be left up; was able to get hitters to chase towards bottom of the zone.
Changeup 30 30 85-86 86 Firm pitch; thrown at arm speed but doesn't sell well; lacked feel; lacked movement; wasn't comfortable with pitch.
Overall

Overall command- 30/35
Overall Control- 40/40

Lacks command for viable big league role, could improve in shorter spurts in a relief role but I don't see it given delivery hindrances.

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