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Garrett Cleavinger

Born: 04/23/1994 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 210
Mechanics
Physical: Stockier build without much definition, little athleticism in his movements.

Mechanics: Three-quarter delivery, deep arm action, average arm speed; high leg kick, moderate effort, little funk creates some deception, mild head whack; balanced despite unorthodox mechanics

Control:45/50
Command:40/45
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 06/07/2017
Affiliate Bowie Baysox (AA, Orioles)
Dates Seen 6/2/2017
OFP 45
Realistic 40: Middle reliever
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 55 91-92 94 Straight pitch, flashed average control to both sides, though moderate effort can negatively effect the fine command; overthrew at times, tough pick-up, deception helps it play up, difficult pitch to find and barrel
CB 45 50 76-78   1/6 movement; fringe-average bite, average depth; feel to locate to arm-side corner and steal strikes; consistent arm slot, arm speed slowed at times, can get trackable, but feel to locate for strikes consistently
CH 30 40 80-81   Limited usage, pitch lacks movement, poor present feel and control; velo separation and deception could lead to occasional swing-and-miss in limited deployment, potential to develop as a “show me” pitch
Overall

Funky lefty with a solid fastball that plays a bit above the raw material and a competent secondary. The movement in his delivery creates deception and difficult timing for hitters. It requires moderate effort, though he maintains his balance and repeats well, indicating potential for enough command and control to potentially play at higher levels. His pure stuff isn’t exceptional, but there's enough deception that there's potential for him to develop into a capable piece in a major league bullpen, with ability to get both LH and RH hitters out from the left side.

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