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Andrew Edwards

Born: 10/07/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6" Weight: 265
Mechanics
Extremely strong frame; quick arm; high three-quarter arm slot; high-effort delivery on fastball; moderate head whack; falls towards first base line; slows arm down on offspeed; hides the ball well.
Evaluator Brendan Gawlowski
Report Date 05/15/2015
Affiliate Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA, Royals)
Dates Seen 5-15-16
OFP 50
Realistic Set up reliever
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 70 96-97 98 Plus-plus fastball with above average tailing movement for the velocity band; above average command; capable of moving the fastball around the zone; elevates in search of whiffs; generates whiffs in the zone; not afraid to come inside.
Slider 55 60 86-87 89 Two-plane slider; can throw for strikes; shape is consistent but break isn't sharp despite high velocity; pitch flashes plus with additional depth; does not replicate arm speed, slows entire frame down.
Change 40 40 86-87 87 Predominantly fading action; limited vertical tumble; consistently missed arm side; does not replicate arm speed; movement similar to two-seam fastball; clear third offering.
Overall

Hitters have a tough time seeing the ball out of Edwards's hand, which allows him to miss plenty of bats with his plus-plus velocity. His slider isn't a knockout weapon yet, but it's a two-plane breaker that flashes plus and should miss plenty of right-handed bats at the next level. His changeup was a weak offering in my viewing, never threatening the strike zone, but his first two offerings are good enough to safely project a middle reliever, with late inning upside if his slider ticks up a grade. Could succeed in the big leagues right now.

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