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Albert Abreu

Born: 09/26/1995 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 175
Mechanics
Broad shoulders, tapered waist, plenty of room for projection, looks taller than listed height; true-three-quarters arm slot, plus arm speed, short arm circle in the back, hides the ball well; drop and drive delivery, drives hard with the lower half; athletic player, mechanics can get unbalanced and stiff at times to hurt command
Evaluator Mauricio Rubio Jr.
Report Date 08/27/2016
Affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A, Astros)
Dates Seen 7/3/16
OFP 60
Realistic 60: No. 3 Starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 70 90-95 96 Plus arm strength; plane with hard run, generates ground balls with offering; held velocity deep into game, projects to add some velo as he builds strength
CB 60 60 76-79   11-5 shape, sharp bite and depth; has natural feel for spin, stays on top of the offering and uses it effectively against lefties and righties alike; present average command, will miss bats at the highest level with consistency
CH 50 60 82-84   Plus fade and tumble; plus deception, potential to miss bats against both left- and right-handed hitters; command is inconsistent, still developing feel for the offering
SL 50 50 85-86   11-4 shape with short movement; only threw three in game, flashed average potential major-league utility
Overall

FB Command: 40/50
Secondaries Command: 50/50

Abreu has a big arsenal with a wipeout curve and a change that also projects to plus. His inconsistent mechanics will keep him from becoming a true front-line starter, and the deficiency introduces a fair amount of risk to the profile. But it's a relatively straight path to his projection as a mid-rotation anchor who can pitch above that on days he reigns in his fastball command.

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