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Connor Jones

Born: 10/10/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 200
Mechanics
Full windup, high leg kick into drop and drive straight leg, hides ball well, clean separation, arm action leads to poor control and command – on time at footstrike, but elbow is lower than shoulder in a sort of shotput position, clean foot strike, spine tilt, head and lead arm pull him off-center, adding to poor control/command; high 3/4, finishes well, mild effort, quickness to delivery with quick arm, repeats well, works quick.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/21/2017
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 5/16 & 5/20
OFP/Risk 45/High
Realistic 40; Up-and-down organizational depth
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
2S FB 60 60 92-93 95 good tail and sink, works to both corners, repeatedly beat into the ground, gets in on hands, potential for improvement w/simplified delivery/arm action

Movement 50/60
Command 30/40
Control 30/40

Curveball 40 50 82 84 10-5 shape with moderate tightness and depth, average bite, can place in the zone and out but command is spotty, occasionally snaps off a 60 slider with edge, used to in any count but secondary to sinker.

Control 30/40

Changeup 20 40 83 84 Mild bottom, mostly tails, needs time and repetition, thrown to left handed hitters primarily, little feel for it, all end up arm side.

Control 20/40

Overall

With a good sinker that induces lots of groundballs, Connor Jones pitches to contact. Jones works quick with his delivery and his tempo, keeping hitters on their toes, but occasionally too quick. He has ugly arm action and a small head whack that drags the command/control to below average. This affects with the consistency and quality of his pitches and development of his changeup. He could move quick as a reliever.


Jake Woodford

Born: 10/28/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 210
Mechanics
Deep arm action, arm and wrist wrap, clean footstrike, average arm speed, good arm extension, finishes over front leg into an athletic fielding position; three-quarters slot; mild effort, repeats well; competes, doesn't give in, controlled demeanor.

Runner on first 1.20/1.27/1.32

Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/21/2017
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 5/21/17
OFP/Risk 50/High
Realistic 45; Back-end starter
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 60 92-93 96 Mostly sinkers, aims for corners, gets in on both handedness, more velo will come with further maturation.

Occasionally will reach for more into the mid-90s to blow it past hitters particularly later in games, really flattens in these situations, flashed a cutter with moderate movement. Fastball plays well due to ability to pound the zone.

Curveball 40 45 83 86 Uses as out pitch, depth at 10-5 with moderate sharpness, will throw in any count, can place in and out of zone; often thrown to glove side.
Changeup 30 50 84 87 Minimal action, thrown mostly to LHH, will roll out of hand, mild feel, varies count usage, sells it. Flashed average and should be able to get there more consistently with repetition.
Overall

A competitor who doesn't let up, Jake Woodford has an idea of sequencing and enough stuff to hold his own in the starting rotation. At 20 years old, Woodford has more room for improvement with pitchability, velo and stuff. Woodford does not do anything flashy, but pitches to win and hits his spots. With continued maturation and development, Woodford will develop into a mid-rotation starter.

Injury: Right elbow sprain in June 2016.


Dennis Santana

Born: 04/12/1996 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 160
Mechanics
Long 6-foot-2, heavier than listed 160, body's a little soft, but has some elasticity, loose movement; full wind; deep arm action, spine tilt towards center, uphill arm path, slingshot action, significant extension to three-quarter slot; delivery re-worked to open hips more, get more on-line and downhill, had landed closed and inverted with significant crossfire around front side, now still mildly closed, much more north-south; lower half doesn't finish, lands stiff and firm, cuts off, finishes square, loose recoil on deceleration; can run on him, deliberate first move, 1.33-1.51; low-fi, stays consistent, keeps his focus.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/28/2017
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen 4/14, 5/27/17
OFP/Risk 50/High
Realistic 40: Middle Relief/Swingman
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 92-94 95 Flashed 94-96 (t97) first couple innings of the season, has settled down to 92-95; sink, above-average 2-seam run, works the low-and-away corner with it to lefties, lots of grounders, elevates more to righties, attacks the hands; command can get loose, solid-average control projection.
SL 45 50 82-84 85 Gets some depth despite lower arm slot, will drop down right-on-right and really yak one, will front door or run it off against righties, can play when executed as a chase pitch to lefties, can steal strikes; solid pitch.
CH 40 50 85-87 Hard, straight change, moderate vertical action, occasional mild fade; will flash average, less consistent with his execution at present, raw feel, generally keeps it down, rarely hangs; some feel and action, may take a while, but average potential.
Overall

Converted shortstop with an unorthodox delivery that has been streamlined a bit. Santana has a solid, moving fastball with some velo that can play against right- and left-handed hitters, and there are two workable secondaries. He still throws like a position player and generates a tough pick-up with good raw stuff. Command and consistency may take some time in the high minors, but the frame looks to be pretty durable and it's not a high-stress delivery. There's a non-zero chance this guy starts some games in the big leagues. I like him as a reliable bullpen arm who can swing, with some leverage opportunity if the velo ticks up as it has previously flashed with adrenaline.


Kyle Barrett

Born: 08/04/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Physical/Health
Moderately muscular with limited projectibility.
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/19/2017
Dates Seen 5/12-13,5/15-5/18
Affiliate Jupiter Hammerheads (High A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
High 45 40; Up-and-down organizational depth No
Makeup

Leader, first in line on stretches and warm ups, takes his pre-game stretches seriously, good teammate, competes, runs hard, composed in-game, gets dirty, baseball guy.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Clean load with leg kick and weight shift, strong at touch down, slight bat wrap, quick bat, linear swing.

Will bunt, pro-at bats, good takes, battles with two strikes, goes the other way, quick wrists, comfortable with taking a base-on-balls, understands role as leadoff hitter, executes plan at plate.

Power 20 Approach is geared to line drives and slappy hits the other way, would need to be instructed to lift AND pull, there is some power potential as he has been able to barrel the other way well and relatively consistent, but it would still be well below average.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Alert on the basepaths, will steal, healthy leads, knows how to run bases, good acceleration, will peak at about 25-30 bags a season. Will slow slightly as he matures.

Home to first 4.01, 4.04.

Glove 55 Solid defender, makes the plays, athletic actions, aggressive to make play on fly balls, range is dependent on speed, playable instincts.
Arm 40 Hits cutoff, playable LF arm, fringe average, online with decent carry, good throwing mechanics, on target.
Overall

Leadoff hitter who gets on base with both his legs and eye, Kyle Barrett is an undersized competitor. His best tool is his speed and hit tool, with his arm and power coming below average and well below average, respectively. He looks to line the ball the other way with his better than average barrel control, settling with beating out grounders jail breaking to ~4.00 dig times. His defense is average, fielding what he gets to and taking good routes to balls. Barrett is a good organizational player.


Ibandel Isabel

Born: 06/20/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 225
Primary Position: 1B
Secondary Position: DH
Physical/Health
XL frame, broad shoulders, thick backside; big-time strength, powerful hips and shoulders.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/28/2017
Dates Seen 7x April-May 2017
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
Extreme 30 20: NP Yes
Makeup

Big temper, frustrates easily, broken bats over a knee, post-whiff thunder in the dugout; defends scared, looks like he's just trying to not make mistakes in the field.

Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 20 Big, powerful, quick leg kick, aggressive, long load, takes a long time to get to trigger point, deep coil, doesn't control the bat at launch, stiff; very long swing path, average bat speed; huge leverage, barrel's not on plane long; hyper-aggressive approach early, huge cuts, obscene swing-and-miss, lots of weak rollover contact; shows some semblance of ability to tone it down and lay off two-strike chasers; would need significant approach improvement and mechanical overhaul to peak at a future 30.
Power 50 80 raw, absolutely titanic shots in BP, took one 440 in-game, multiple triple-digit exit velos; enough to run into a bunch of homers, hit tool dramatically limits game utility.
Baserunning/Speed 20 4.57 DP dig, 4.64 average on five clocks; clogger, body's not going to gain any steps, terrifying freight train coming at you if you're on the hot corner and he's going first to third.
Glove 30 Borderline true 20 defender; lumbering movements, very poor mobility to the ground, well below-average range, hard hands, stiff fielding actions; has dropped multiple routine putouts, pick-off throws, will pull himself off the bag trying to stretch for balls. Benefit of the doubt that enough repetition can play himself into 30 range.
Arm 50 Looks to have pretty good raw velocity, really babies the ball to second, too fine on feeds to the pitcher, poor accuracy.
Overall

Very large human with top-of-the-scale raw power but a very limited profile even if a good bit of it plays. Throwback player, unhinged violence in swing and moon-shot launch angles make for fun BP sessions, but probable org depth.


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critacco
6/02
I would like to call your attention to something called the American League. Last I checked, half the players in the minors belong to them. I could be wrong, but it seems like at least 75 percent of your reports have been on NL guys.