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Rogelio Armenteros

Born: 06/30/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215
Mechanics
Thick, compact frame, sturdy base, full maturity, round mid-section, soft, high-maintenance body; relatively agile, quick feet, fluid movement, moves well for his body type, moderate athleticism; deep rock, generates early momentum, fluid leg kick with some elasticity, holds upright posture; inconsistent hand break, early arm path wanders, clean arm action, will get long, arm path can be inefficient, above-average arm speed, over-the-top slot takes some work to get to; hard downhill drive, hips open early, firm strike, stiff landing, aggressive over front side, some violence in the finish, significant recoil; 1.38 - 1.47, varies timing in the stretch, repeats well, maintains rhythm; quick worker, up-tempo pace, will slow it down, feel for game flow
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/09/2016
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
Dates Seen 4/28, 5/10, 6/7/16
OFP 55
Realistic 45/durable back-end starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 55 87-94 95 Solid plane, four- and two-seam variants, both relatively straight, mild sink, really yanks it down to the lower quadrants, four-seam plays as a chaser above the zone, can generate in-zone whiffs; velo has fluctuated, 87-91 in one start, 90-92 (t94) in another, 91-94 (t95) in most recent; inconsistent finish, fringe-average command projection, inconsistent north-south, below-average movement, half-grade additional projection if velo stabilizes at higher end
CB 45 55 73-78 79 12-6 yakker, above-average vertical movement, excellent depth, snaps off with plane; below-average command, misses down, lacks horizontal movement; ground ball pitch, moderate swing-and-miss potential
CH 50 55 80-82 83 Consistent arm speed, heavy tumble, mild fade, demonstrated feel, keeps it out of danger; confidence in pitch, will double-up, work it right-on-right, throws it in any count; tunnels well, swing-and-miss potential
Overall

Cuban IFA signed by Houston in September of 2014. Armenteros is a physical righty with command of his body and good rhythm on the mound. He generates outsized plane from a high arm slot, with a hard drive creating extension and a difficult pick-up for hitters. He'll struggle to harness the ample momentum he generates through the drive and keep on time to slot, leading to some bouts with his command. There's some durability required to repeat the motion, which Armenteros has shown, though his velocity has fluctuated between starts. He'll deploy three potentially above-average pitches that play well off one another, and he shows advanced pitchability and confidence in all three. It's a starter's profile, and a potentially solid one if the command progresses.

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