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Rainy Lara

Born: 03/14/1991 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240
Mechanics
Medium tempo, some wind up, tick above three-quarters slot. Among the worst arm actions I've seen, turns it over late and high effort at the end of the delivery. Gives him some deception, but he can't maintain arm action/delivery deep into starts, loses velo/command.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 05/04/2016
Affiliate Binghamton Mets (AA, Mets)
Dates Seen 4/29/2016
OFP 30
Realistic 20: Organizational soldier
MLB ETA
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 40 40 88-90 91 Held velocity better than in past looks, but command wavered after 50 pitches. Some armside run, but only gets that when he is working away. Fringy command overall, and pitch is very hittable.
Slider 45 50 75-78 78 Sweepy, slurvy thing, but weirdly effective. Pitch will show early, but gloveside break appears to accelerate late. Can spot or chase with it. Will work backwards off it when fastball command starts to go. His best ones will get more two-plane break.
Changeup 20 30 80-81 82 Crude, occasional fade, but can't command. More changeups here than in prior looks, but is essentially a two-pitch pitcher.
Overall

Lara is miscast as a starter at this point in his professional career. The slider is intriguing enough that it might make him an emergency relief arm, if he can gain some consistency with it in shorter bursts, but the stuff is a bit short for even that role.

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