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Samuel Wolff

Born: 04/14/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Mechanics
3/4 arm slot; high front side when back leg drops and drives creating deception; hides ball in back well; inconsistent landing spot; can cut hips off early; has trouble repeating; quick arm action to fast arm coming through; delivery shows effort at times.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 05/05/2014
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Rangers)
Dates Seen 4/28/14
OFP 50
Realistic 45; middle innings reliever
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 65 92-94 95 natural cut; can throw some with arm-side run at lower velo band; sat 92-94 all start; peaked at 95 but heard he's touched 96, 97 as a starter; could see a velocity tick from bullpen; heard it plays 96-99.
CB 45 55 73-75 77 showed 11-5 shape with some bite; can throw it for a strike and chase pitch; can get soft and lose effectiveness; want to see it in higher velo band from bullpen; heard it plays 79-82.
CH 30 40 78-81 81 shows feel for pitch; arm-side fade with small vertical action; used to throw away to LHH; presently well below average but could play to fringe average with work out of the bullpen.
Overall

Sam Wolff presently has inconsistent mechanics and it challenges the idea of him being a starter long term. From the bullpen last year, the FB velocity played higher and it also made the CB sharper. Ultimately, that's where I think he'll end up and have the most value. He has bullpen experience.

Command profile: presently average, could get to solid average.

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