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Adrian Morejon

Born: 02/27/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 165
Mechanics
Very young but body is physically mature, probably heavier than listed 165 pounds, wide hips, build has some softness to it and could require maintenance; starts from a semi wind-up, plus arm speed into standard three-quarters arm slot, clean, easy delivery, shows balance and repeat-ability; plus command potential; 1.35-1.45 delivery time
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 08/01/2017
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 7/29/17
OFP 60
Realistic 55; No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
4-Seam FB 65 65 93-94 95 Jumps out of the hand, has some late life, heavy down in the zone, showed feel to elevate, plus command to both sides
2-Seam FB 50 60 90-92 92 Solid arm-side run, advanced feel for age, will run in on the hands of left handed hitter to miss barrels, refinement of command will make for a plus offering in the future
CB 50 60 75-78 78 Plus feel, 1-6 movement, has bite, swing and miss potential, will bury in the dirt when ahead in the count, needs to become more consistent, will occasionally leave up
CH 40 50 83-86 86 Good velocity separation, shows some late tumble dropping out of the zone; inconsistent arm speed; could become average offering
Overall

The big-ticket purchase of San Diego's 2016 international signings, Morejon has the stuff of a top shelf pitching prospect. With an easy, low effort delivery and advanced feel, it's easy to forget that he is just 18 years old. There is plus command potential and four pitches that project to above average. If he can develop at least one into a true out pitch, there is a ceiling of a number two starter. Without, there is still a profile of middle-rotation starter that is tough on lefties.

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