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Yeudy Garcia

Born: 10/06/1992 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 203
Mechanics
Three-quarters delivery; has a whippy arm motion with plus arm speed; athletic delivery with clean arm action; moderate effort; delivery isn’t as consistent as it needs to be if he wants to start; inconsistent release point.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/07/2017
Affiliate Altoona Curve (AA, Pirates)
Dates Seen 6/2/2017
OFP 50
Realistic 45; Middle Reliever
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 94-95 96 Fastball missed often because of the considerable arm-side movement the pitch had at times, frequently rode in on hitters; shaky command early, refined later in start; above-average life, could be a swing-and-miss offering with advanced command.
Changeup 40 45 85-86   Tumbles in the zone, could produce a few swing and misses if he can harness control of the pitch; Didn’t give the pitch a chance on multiple occasions, which made for easy takes.
Slider 45 50 87-88   Has the potential to become a hard slider that gets hitters to chase, but for now, he needs to make the offering tighter and command it better to reach that point.
Overall

Garcia has an athletic delivery and a live arm that should play better as a reliever. There is undeniable talent in his profile, but he will never produce at the major-league level unless he can throw strikes at least somewhat consistently. He’ll start in the minors because he’s still young and projectable. But, his stuff should play better once he makes the switch to the pen. He has the potential to make a significant difference there given that his control issues won’t be as much of a problem in shorter appearances, combined with the fact that his already above average fastball will play up in that role.

Control:30/40
Command:30/40

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