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July 3, 2017 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 3, 2017

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Grant Holmes, Walker Buehler, Heliot Ramos, and more.

Grant Holmes, RHP, Oakland Athletics (Double-A Midland)
If A.J. Puk is all raw potential in the Oakland A’s system, then Grant Holmes is a prime example of a prospect with a little more finesse, but a bit lower of a ceiling. A short right-hander, Holmes has a traditional over-head wind-up into a high-three-quarters arm slot with a fairly short stride, which is more striking when he’s throwing out of the stretch. There are no real obvious flaws in his delivery outside of the short stride, as he repeats his release point fairly well, and doesn’t have an excess of moving parts. In this outing, Holmes showed a fastball between 89-93 mph, and he was able to create some good movement on the pitch. His curveball was his best offspeed, coming in anywhere from 78-85 MPH, with variation in depth and sweep, and he was able to locate the pitch for both swings and misses and called strikes. Holmes’ changeup is his weakest pitch, sometimes showing good arm-side drop, but more often spinning into the zone in the mid-80s. Over the 70-pitch mark, Holmes began losing command, giving up hits on balls left high in the zone. Because of the simplicity of his delivery—and the fact that his velocity does look to be coming mainly from the arm—it seems unlikely that a move to the bullpen would do all that much for Holmes’ velocity, though shorter outings might help his command. —Kate Morrison


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May 5, 2016 6:00 am

Eyewitness Accounts: May 5, 2016

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Grant Holmes, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers (High-A Rancho Cucamonga)
The Dodgers’ first-rounder in 2014, Holmes picked a gnarly, damp night for his California League debut. That context may have contributed to a longer loosening than he’s used to, as he came out sitting 91-92 with his four-seam fastball and struggled to locate it in the first inning. He also hung a pair of curveballs at 82 and 83, costing himself a run. He quickly settled in, however, bumping up to 92-94 for the rest of his five innings and topping out at 95. The fastball has a tick of arm-side run and plenty of late life from his high-three-quarters slot thanks to premium arm speed. He worked in a two-seam complement at 87-90 mph with greater frequency as the outing wore on, and the pitch showed strong sinking action with greater arm-side run off the same plane. Holmes’ curveball wandered between 79-85 with consistent arm speed and action. He tunnels it well off his fastball, and the pitch shows 11-5 action with depth and hard break at the upper end of the velocity spectrum. He only threw a couple 86 mph changeups in this outing.


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Continually updated video library of 2014 First-Year Player Draft prospects.

Welcome to the 2014 MLB Draft Video Library -- this space will feature periodic uploads of videos of 2014 MLB draft prospects from now through June. It will be updated every single day and the new videos for a particular week will be featured at the top of this page with the archived videos directly below. Chances are if you are looking for a draft prospect you will find some video of him on this page between now and June.

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