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Brett Lilek

Born: 08/10/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 220
Mechanics
Body: Big league starter's frame. Broad, strong shoulders hang wide over trim hips. Durable lower half; very strong calves.

Delivery: Slow-paced SWU, deliberate operation. Long gather at the top before drive. Gets through delivery w/ balance. Starter look.

Arm Action: Full in-line circle. Arm finishes clean through HTQ. Loose armstroke; fringy raw arm-speed through slot.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 05/26/2016
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
Dates Seen May 24, 2016
OFP 40
Realistic 35--Upper-ORG Innings Eater
MLB ETA
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 40 45 88-89 92 Worked 88-92 (88-89) w/ occasional downhill action. Filled zone w/ basic strikes when delivery was right, though struggled to command quality spots to either half of the plate. Below-avg velocity could play up a tick w/ improvements to command.
Cutter 40 45 86-87 87 Mixed in a handful of short cut fastballs at 86-87 for second look. Wrinkle pitch; usable in small doses; limited gloveside cut.
Slider 40 40 80 82 3/4 breaker at 80-82 that slurved w/ soft bite at times. Struggled to find a feel for it in this look; most showed early w/ softer action and finished down out of the zone. Tougher angle on LHB; chance tick better pitch than seen in a rough outing.
Changeup 40 45 79-80 82 CH features velocity separation off FB w/ slight fade to arm-side at best. Frequently slowed arm through release, costing him action/bottom on the pitch; got floaty over the heart of the plate and up in the zone.
Control 40 45     Struggles to command FB and land secondaries for strikes in this outing. Frequent misses w/ SL and CH. Has clean enough mechanics to project up on overall strike-throwing a tick.
Overall

Body and delivery look the part, but lacks natural feel for strikes w/o huge stuff to pitch through it. Saw worst outing to date in 2016, still showed that refinement is needed to control and secondary consistency in order to fit ML starter profile. Second-rounder in 2015; will check back in on him later in year to reassess low role.

Ceiling: Swing Starter/Longman
Floor: Upper-ORG Innings Eater

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