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Steven Okert

Born: 07/09/1991 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210
Mechanics
Athletic body; low 3/4 slot; 6-3/210 is accurate; long levers; clean mechanics; repeats; ball comes out of his hand very easy; shows the ball in the back of his delivery; good command profile; competes on the mound.
Evaluator Chris Rodriguez
Report Date 05/06/2014
Affiliate San Jose Giants (High A, Giants)
Dates Seen 4/6/14
OFP 55
Realistic 50; Middle-reliever/lefty specialist
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 65 93-96 97 Big-time arm strength; some run at the lower velos; spotted the pitch well; very tough to square down in the zone; pounded the pitch in on hitters; moved the pitch to both sides of the plate; also left it middle-middle on occasion; still some room for improvement command wise; plus-plus potential.
SL 50 60 81-82 83 Flashed plus; plenty of horizontal movement; has good shape; can be a slurve at lower velos; deception; maintained same slot and arm speed; killer against lefties; command needs tightening; crossed the heart of the plate often.
Overall

Okert is an advanced college arm with two potential plus-pitches (the fastball is one already). He has a lot of confidence in both pitches and is able to use both in any count vs. lefties and righties. I believe he has late-innings potential (8th inning) and could very well reach that. It's just a matter of logging innings and facing tougher competition. The risk factor could be low, but I went moderate because he hasn't achieved success yet at Double-A, which he could and should reach this year.

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