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Chris Paddack

Born: 01/08/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 195
Mechanics
Body: Broad, muscular frame, thick lower half, durable innings-eater

Delivery: Mechanical, rhythmic semi-wind, double-clutch pump, slightly-turned leg kick; fairly clean out front, clean finishes, stays on line; timing will get inconsistent, occasionally runs away from his arm on off-speed pitches at present, but body and athleticism to make adjustments

Arm Action: Clean, compact, stays in-line behind back hip, high three-quarter slot; average arm-speed, evident arm strength, generates velocity more from frame and drive than pure arm-speed
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 07/02/2016
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 6/25/16
OFP 55
Realistic 50/No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 92-93 95 Heavy pitch, late finish through the zone, projection for another tick or two of velocity; solid angle of attack, late hop helps it play it above-average, ability to generate swing-and-miss in upper quadrants

Command: Control ahead of command through starts, throws a lot of strikes, flashes frequent sequences of true command within the zone; potential to develop above-average command
Changeup 50 60 84-85 85 Lat, sharp split-like action, tunnels distinctly off the fastball, quality action, advanced feel to keep it around the zone, swing-and-miss potential
Curveball 40 50 74-75 77 Projection pitch; flashes average, large downer action and good rotation; inconsistent action, gets loopy and slow, tighter action at higher velo band, below-average at present

Control 45 55     Advanced ability to dissect the plate, gets ahead, easy delivery; projectable fastball command to both sides, lands the changeup for strikes, curve lags at present, flashes ability to spin it tight during best sequences
Overall

Ceiling: Middle-Rotation Starter
Realistic: Regular ML Starter; Back-Rotation Piece

Background: 20-year-old right-hander enjoying a breakout campaign, traded to San Diego 6/30. Very impressive stuff and results after arriving in Greensboro in late May. Carries risk as a recently-drafted prep arm pitching below Double-A with limited professional innings. Checks a lot of big league boxes with a quality mix of size, velocity, and the chance for solid control and command. He pounds the zone with velocity from a clean delivery and big-league frame. Both secondaries show swing-and-miss potential, and advanced control of secondary pitches makes him a good bet to start.

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