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Zac Gallen

Born: 08/03/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 191
Mechanics
FWU: closes his front shoulder and conceals the ball, clean separation, high lead arm with a deep, clean arm action, slightly late a footstrike; quick arm; repeats very well, athletic, deceptive, mild effort; high-three-quarters. Lean, narrow body, well proportioned body.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/19/2017
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 4/20,5/3,5/17
OFP/Risk 55/Moderate
Realistic Role 50 – No. 4 Starter
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 60 93 96 Manipulates into three different pitches.

Four-seam fastball, 90-96, to expand the zone up where he finds swings and misses.
Movement 30/30

Two-seam, 90-94, dots corners, often starting in to open outer half, short movement
Movement 40/50

Cutter, 92-93 also uses at the corners, mainly glove-side, used occasionally with mild movement and occasional darting action
Movement 30/40

Slider 50 50 89 91 Short, 10-5 depth, uses for swings and misses, used ahead, behind and even in counts, commands most to glove side and glove side down, sells it well, average command/control; tunnels well off of fastball and command allows it to play up for whiffs.
Curveball 40 50 78 80 11/12-5 shape, some soft, more with moderate edge, big depth, occasionally uses as a chase pitch, will use to steal strikes and finish hitters, throws to both, sells it well, commands well.
Changeup 40 50 84 87 Decent action, flashes average, occasional bottom, has used in a variety of counts to but is still learning to repeat the movement with better consistency, sells it well, a work in progress but not too far behind, used sparingly.
Overall

With an advanced feel for sequencing, control and poise, Zac Gallen is not flashy but commands all his pitches well. He has several options to get outs — FB up, CT/2S at corners, SL/CB away to RHH, CH away to LHH. When needed, Gallen has made in-game adjustments, rarely ever letting the game speed or rile him up. He is an athlete who can field his position and manages the run game with no reported injuries.

There is a lot to like here, Gallen projects to be a fourth starter.

Command 50/60
Control 60/70


Zack Littell

Born: 10/05/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 190
Mechanics
Semi windup, clean separation, high lead arm, clean, loose arm action, clean footstrike and direction, hip/shoulder separation, good elbow flexion, average arm speed, cross body, arm extension, finishes over front foot and down; three-quarters slot; minimal effort, easy delivery, repeats

Runner on first 1.26, 1.32

Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/24/2017
Affiliate Tampa Yankees (High A, Yankees)
Dates Seen 5/23/17
OFP/Risk 50/Moderate
Realistic 45; Swingman/Long Relief
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Two-Seam/cutter 45 55 88-89 91 sat 90-91 first inning, then 88-89 through the rest, decent arm-side run, mild command to several parts of the zone, holds velo from stretch, more velo to come with improved balance and increased muscle mass, occasionally cut to the glove side, soft action.

Movement 40/40
Control 50/70
Command 40/60

Curveball 45 50 73-75 75 11-6, with better than average depth, can place for strikes and beneath the zone, small hump out of hand, occasionally can stretch the depth for more drop, lacks edge but with fair bite, manages to gets swings and misses and roll overs.
Slider 45 50 83-86 86 Generally a short 11-6 but can vary shape and depth, fastball out of hand, moderate bite, sneaky, used initially to RHH then to both, varied looks by using it to steal strikes later in game, moderate command, can place in zone and out but mostly glove-side, sells it.
Change-up 40 50 83-86 86 Flashed good action but inconsistent, tailing more than a tumble, sells it, mostly to LHH then to both, used in fastball counts, works it in game, command is scattered.
Overall

Not a pitcher with overwhelming stuff by any stretch of the imagination, but definitely overwhelming with a 21-year-old's ability to pitch. Zack Littell sequences, throws strikes with all his pitches and competes; things you want to see in your starting pitcher. He works with a good tempo, and is always the first player on the field to start the inning. With his advanced feel for pitching and poise, Littell was able to navigate through the lineup, albeit a very poor one, scattering an 88 mph fastball and then inducing swings and misses and outsmarting hitters with his offspeed stuff. The downside is his limited margin of error on his two-seamer. With a bump in velo and improvement in his consistency for his change-up, Littell projects to be a swingman/5th starter.


Delvin Perez

Born: 11/24/1998 (Age: 18)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 175
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position:
Physical/Health
Tall kid with no muscles, young 18-year-old body, a lot of growing to be had, needs to hit the gym, a lot of room for lean muscle.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/13/2017
Dates Seen 5/6, 5/9, 5/10,5/12, 5/13
Affiliate GCL Cardinals (Rookie, Cardinals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2022 High 55 50; Second-Division Starter No
Makeup

Body language and intensity waivers, haven't been able to clock him due to lack of intensity, between pitches appears disinterested BUT when the ball is in play instincts and attentiveness peaks, defensively has a punky swagger but is finding an identity at the plate, a baseball guy with makeup and maturity concerns.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Light toe tap, has a bat wrap but good foundation nonetheless, average bat speed, long bat path to the ball, mild leverage, point of contact out front, rolls top hand after contact, extension through.

Much of Perez's weak contact comes from poor mechanics (a bat wrap lengthens the swing in the back) and over aggressiveness, and poor pitch recognition. Contact quality can be improved with proper instruction. Given the actions, feel for the game, age and proper instruction the probability is there that the hit tool will improve.

Power 50 Swing path built for line drives and pulled balls, would need to tweak to create more loft, has present extension, more raw power to come, needs to hit the gym, underdeveloped frame. Currently bottom of the scale power due to lack of weight on frame.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Usable speed, doesn't run hard, doesn't "show off" speed, not a base stealer, unrefined on the basepaths, needs to focus on explosiveness, current body composition ages well.
Glove 60 Rangy, good on balls ahead and glove side, comfortable backhand, soft glove, plus glove control, instincts, demonstrates agile footwork around the bag, immaturity is present now, occasionally tries to do too much, lazy pre-pitch, the loose actions play at short, will stay.
Arm 60 Enough for position now, gets the job done, clean arm action with average arm speed, most on bag, occasionally rushes throws, inconsistent footwork leads to poor throws, ability to throw from different angles, with maturation muscle growth and proper footwork arm will be plenty.
Overall

A young, toolsy player who plays the game with ease and looseness, Perez has a lot of upside. Naturally, at 18 years old, he is far from his final product but these are the things he has on his sid: his instincts, the ease, size, glove, arm, age, and potential. There are questions about the ability to reach his full potential, but Perez has shown coachability in his mechanical changes as well as changes in approach at the plate that have occurred over two weeks. Having the instincts and talents to stay at short, Perez projects to be a glove first shortstop on a championship caliber team.


Stone Garrett

Born: 11/22/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 195
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: RF
Physical/Health
Square shoulders, narrow waist, strong forearms, light in the lower half that taper into sticks for ankles that are garnished with big feet; very low body fat, muscular body.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/19/2017
Dates Seen 5/11-13,5/15-5/18
Affiliate Jupiter Hammerheads (High A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
High 50 40; End of roster up-and-down guy No
Makeup

Competes, tempered emotions, even-keeled considering very poor numbers, attuned to every pitch, good teammate.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Narrow stance, upright; load and toe tap, some length to the ball, suboptimal usage of lower half, healthy extension for after contact.

Poor approach, seemingly caught between hit for average and run producer, swings at pitcher's pitch, can get too aggressive, chases often, swing-and-miss in zone, swing can get lengthy leading to swings and misses especially vs. plus velo, must shorten, has an idea of the strike zone but approach inhibits it, has shown an ability to line the ball the other way but is mostly pull, shows poor plate coverage away with some ass-out swings, correctable faults in approach

Power 60 Strong forearms, strength in upper body, more power to come, good extension for power but not with current approach, also poor pitch recognition and execution at the plate has deterred proper lift, will continue to develop
Baserunning/Speed 50 Ability to swipe bags presently but maturation will slow down to average, alert on the base paths, will score from second, avg 1st to 3rd

Dig 4.21

Glove 50 Solid defender, catches what he gets to, charges the ball, actions are a bit clunky but playable at the corners, occasionally rushes.
Arm 50 Fringy arm that plays up with his accuracy, plays the bounce well, on line and on target, rigid arm action.
Overall

Garrett has yet to play in a full season, in part due to a, uh, prank gone awry in 2016. Furthermore, Garrett played two sports prior to signing pro in 2014. Therefore, in terms of development, he still needs more seasoning than a typical high schooler drafted in 2014. Currently not playing his best baseball because he is behind developmentally. With his aptitude and talents, performance will improve. Although his approach is poor, Garrett has flashed the ability to command the zone, recognize pitches and line the field with hits versus more advanced pitchers. I do wonder if there are lingering effects of his right hand/nerve injury, as it reportedly affected him last season. With further development, Garrett projects to be a second-division left fielder.


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jfranco77
5/25
Funny to see so many remarks about Delvin Perez having zero muscle mass when he tested positive for PEDs before the draft. Doesn't seem like there was a lot of enhancing.
jabuc47
7/15
he is a walking stick man. though in my other look thursday, he finally drove some balls.