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Tommy Bergjans

Born: 12/01/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Mechanics
Listed height and weight appear accurate, square shoulders, proportional build, slender frame with modest remaining projection; measured takeaway, early, significant spine tilt, stays tall and closed; inconsistent leg kick, some deceleration at start of drive; deep arm action, stabs it low, uphill to high three-quarter, generates some deception and late pickup; moderate stride, closed and inverted foot strike, moderate crossfire, will cut off finish with mild recoil; 1.38-1.46 from stretch, deliberate worker
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/03/2016
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen 6/1/16
OFP 45
Realistic 40/Up-and-down middle reliever
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 45 50 89-91 91 Three-way action, will cut it to left-handers, run it in on righties, works north-south, elevates with two strikes, likes to attack the hands, plays up a tick with late pickup, swing-and-miss potential above the zone; below-average present command, grabs too much white, moderate movement, average velocity, thin margin for mistakes
CB 40 50 78-81 81 12-6 movement, moderate depth, generated some chases and swing-and-miss, can get under barrels and generat groundballs; plays off his fastball, works it into the zone early and behind to steal strikes, will roll it and hang it, can set an early trajectory and lack bite
CH 40 45 82-84 85 Moderate fade and tumble, will flatten out in the zone; sporadic usage, occasional right-on-right; inconsistent command at present, shows some feel, projection remaining
Overall

Bergjans was a DIII senior sign in the 8th round last summer for an under-slot $17,500 bonus, and has performed consistently well in a hundred professional innings to date. There are some durability concerns about the frame, and he can struggle to maintain balance into his drive on account of a significant spine tilt and some inconsistent lower-half timing. The raw stuff is average, working off a fastball that plays up a bit with perceived velocity and that he can manipulate with modest movement. The pitch lacks a ton of life, however, and hitters saw it better as the game wore on. Similarly neither secondary is a put-away pitch, though the curve flashes average potential amid some inconsistency in execution.

Bergjans shows decent pitchability and confidence in his stuff, and if he maxes out he could spend some time at the back of a big league rotation. The more likely profile is that of a swing man.

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