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Adrian Morejon

Born: 02/27/1999 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 165
Mechanics
Thicker through legs, heavier than listed 165, mature build for 18, body restricted him in viewing, will require maintenance; crossfire, arm action a little long in the back, high-three-quarters slot, gets in trouble when he can’t clear front shoulder and leaves FB high and arm side; solid pacing; gets more extension and better drive from stretch, less rotational with the upper half; 1.41-1.47 from stretch.

Evaluator Will Siskel
Report Date 08/21/2017
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 08/18/2017
OFP 55
Realistic 45: Back-end starter
MLB ETA 2022
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 45 55 90-92 93 2-seam action, downhill run from left side, moderate sink; flashes arm-side command but frequent misses high arm-side; poor command/control, several balls center-cut, not able to spot it consistently; questionable glove-side command.
CB 45 55 77-79   1/7 curve, tight rotation with depth and downward bite, lands it for strikes; can spin it in warmups, left it elevated in-game; flashed ability to locate low and take it glove-side; out-pitch material with natural feel for spinning it, command questions keep projection south of true plus.
CH 45 50 83-84   Vertical dive, quality fade; flashed average; showed ability to backdoor with above-average fade, flashed arm-side command.
Overall

The control and command were off all night, but Morejon showed flashes of all three pitches in a brief, tough outing. The fastball movement and solid velocity from the left side combined with natural feel to spin a curveball with depth and downward bite bodes well as a starting point, and he also threw a changeup with the makings of an average pitch. He's a young kid who requires a lot of projection and will need a lot of time to develop. There's potential for an above-average starter here, but he will have to drastically improve the control, command, and consistency to get there.

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