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Jose Suarez

Born: 01/03/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 170
Mechanics
Stocky southpaw, thick ass, some belly, short limbs, higher-maintenance frame, laid-back demeanor, keeps cool; fluid takeaway, tight and clean arm action, ball appears late from high-three-quarters slot; quality extension, generates plane from higher slot with out-front release, creates a tick or two of perceived velo; delivery will cut off, occasional dead-arm on finish, mild recoil with a little effort; consistent mechanics, repeats well, above-average command and control projection
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 05/31/2018
Affiliate Inland Empire 66ers (High A, Angels)
Dates Seen 4/12/18
OFP/Risk 55/Moderate
Realistic 50/Low No. 3 Starter
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 92-94 95 Solid tail, ball gets up on guys quickly, velo plays up with late pick-up, life into the zone with late movement off barrels, tough pitch to lift; spots it well to all four quadrants, confidence to attack hands on both sides of the plate, will cut it in to righties; advanced pitch for High-A.
CH 55 60 81-83 83 Straight change, solid-average drop, above-average velo separation, ball really checks up; excellent arm speed and salesmanship, feel comes and goes, will drop it in any time, controls it in the zone, well above-average deception, swing-miss pitch with potential for true plus utility.
CB 45 55 74-79 81 Inconsistent pitch but flashes above-average; shape-shifter, velo and tilt fluctuates, flashes two-plane movement with quality finish, goes to it early in counts ball-to-strike, will front- and back-door it ahead, comfortable working it in the zone; showed less present utility as a chaser, got around some and hung ’em, still some projection to this pitch.
Overall
Signed as an IFA for $300,000 out of Venezuela in 2014, Suarez has really come into his own over the last calendar year, adding velo while maintaining solid underlying command of his physicality. He repeats well and generates out-sized extension and plane for his 5-foot-10 frame, with the potential for three above-average or better pitches that play true thanks to above-average command and control, and some deception that helps his already-very-solid stuff play up further still. He’s too good for High-A already, and has the look of a rapid riser towards a slot in the middle of a quality big-league rotation.

Zach Logue

Born: 04/23/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 165
Mechanics
Average build with little projection left; Works quickly into a drop and drive delivery, three-quarters arm slot, deep arm action, moderate effort.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 05/31/2018
Affiliate Lansing Lugnuts (Low A, Blue Jays)
Dates Seen 4/20; 5/23/18
OFP/Risk 40/High
Realistic 30; Organizational Arm
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 50 89-90 91 Flat, lacks downhill plane, makes up with movement; two-seam features arm-side run, will run it away from RH and start in on the hands and run into the zone, will backdoor to LH; uses all quadrants, elevates with four-seam (90-91), also shows ability to cut and run glove-side on occasion.
CB 40 50 73-75 77 Has some bite, 1-7 movement, lacks consistent movement, will get on the side of it at times losing touch.
CH 40 45 81-84 84 Has some fade, lacks velocity separation and arm speed replication; command is inconsistent, still developing feel.
Overall
Drafted in the ninth round in 2017 out of the University of Kentucky, Logue is a polished college arm. His stuff is solid but a definite out pick is lacking in his repertoire. The fastball lacks velocity but plays up with deception and movement. The two secondary offerings lack refinement but do show promise of at least becoming major league average. Future middle relief arm profile.

Tony Gonsolin

Born: 05/14/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 180
Mechanics
Thinner build, narrow shoulders, minimal physical projection remaining; stretch only, some phone booth, has worked to mitigate huge spine tilt, get more consistently on line; drop-and-drive with deep arm action, high-three-quarters slot (borderline straight over-the-top), lots of length to release, really gets deep on back leg, hard drive, hips open late, inconsistent weight transfer and timing compromises command, head whack, some violence and oomph to the delivery.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/04/2018
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen 6x 2017-2018
OFP/Risk 45/High
Realistic 40: Valuable multi-inning reliever
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 55 60 93-95 96 Four-seam, works north-south, fly-ball pitch, fairly straight but holds plane, can beat barrels up, quality angle to attack bottom of the zone, struggles to drive it down; has touched 99-100 in relief, below-average command projection, fringe-average control.
SL 40 50 88-91 91 Hard and tight, tries to use as chaser ahead, doesn’t finish consistently, will wander north in the zone, not a ton of consistent movement, flashes solid-average bite, vertical action currently, could see him toggling it into more of a cutter shape at velo, chance for average utility as another weapon against left-handed hitters.
CB 45 55 77-79 80 Hard spiker with vertical action, strike-to-ball feel, best swing-miss potential of secondaries, keeps it in reserve for situations ahead; lacks for present polish, but ingredients of a solid bender.
CH 40 45 85-86 86 Split action plays well off four-seam from high slot; mild fade, hard tumble will show early, lacks feel, arm speed’ll drag, has struggled to yank it down and finish below the zone consistently; long arm action to high slot suggests a likely persistent issue; good ones flash above-average, not confident it plays there on the regular.
Overall
Former ninth-rounder is an effectively wild fireballer, with effort in the delivery coming up over the top with a long arm action that leaves the fine command below-average with limited projection. He boasts a deep arsenal of improving secondaries, to where maintaining his current rotation track makes sense developmentally. He’ll need a couple to take decent-sized steps forward to continue down that path, however, and a multi-inning middleman looks like a more viable path. It’s a good, loose arm with quality baseline stuff, and he should see his share of opportunities to lay claim to that role.

Anthony Kay

Born: 03/21/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 218
Mechanics
Mature build; limited height advantage; strong frame; durable lower half; crossfire motion; high-three-quarters slot can dip at times; tough angle; clean arm path; average arm speed; can rush front side ahead of arm at times; pro on mound; buckled down in final inning to finish strong; works quickly
Evaluator David Lee
Report Date 06/20/2018
Affiliate Columbia Fireflies (Low A, Mets)
Dates Seen 4/22/18
OFP/Risk 50/High
Realistic 45; spot starter/7th-inning reliever
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 40 55 89-94 95 Easy low-90s velo; average arm-side run and sink; tails away late; flashes ability to command both sides at knees; loses command at 95; can drop slot and miss up; creates tough angle at 92-94 with run/sink.
CB 40 50 78-80 80 Tight spin with late break when on; three-quarters tilt; flashes hard, late bite; average depth; flashes command to locate either side or to get over; present inconsistent feel; shape and depth can differ; mostly replicates arm slot.
CH 40 50 86-87 87 Only flashed; flashed above-average with average fade and solid deception; mostly firm; commands to glove side; projection pitch; arm speed and movement are starting points.
Overall
Kay doesn’t have his pre-surgery feel, but he showed the makings of a back-end starter with three pitches that can be at least average. His fastball is the best of the three with easy low-90s velocity and average movement from a tough angle. The curveball and changeup can be more than average, but a lack of present feel limits the potential. If he can shore up his feel and command, the framework is there to be a back-end major league starter or left-handed specialist in the bullpen. He’s behind developmentally and needs to move quickly.

Drew Waters

Born: 12/30/1998 (Age: 19)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 183
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Physical/Health
Medium, athletic build; some projection with slight length; room to add some muscle; quick actions; good athlete
Evaluator <!– –>
David Lee
Report Date 06/20/2018
Dates Seen 5/25-28
Affiliate Rome Braves (Low A, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2020 High 60 55; Everyday CF with All-Star prime Yes
Makeup
Confident; hard worker; strong drive to succeed; carries himself like a major leaguer
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 LH: Plus bat speed; covers the plate well; simple to the ball; quiet mechanics; minimal load and trigger; quick-twitch tendencies; quick hands get barrel to ball in any quadrant; will get slightly overaggressive; will chase at times to limit hit utility.

RH: Feel to hit is multiple ticks below LH side; hands drift out of sync with lower half; exaggerated loft at times; can get beat by velo.

Power 60 Consistently loud contact; present home run power to all fields; present plus power to pull side from LH; will grow into in-game plus power to all fields for 20-plus homers; consistent line drive stroke; backspins with consistency; future staple on exit velo leaderboards.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Present plus runner; quick feet; needs to utilize speed on basepaths more; run tool could slide a tick as he grows but will remain at least above-average.
Glove 55 Shows advanced ability to read; routes are consistently efficient; glides to the gaps; present above-average range; could slow a tick to average range depending on growth; profiles in center or right; ability to play all three outfield spots; could be plus corner defender.
Arm 60 Weapon for center field; mostly on line to target with minimal hump; clean arm path; more than enough for right.
Overall
Waters has the chance to be a total-package type outfield prospect with at least an average hit tool from the left side, plus power, at least above-average speed, an above-average glove and a plus arm. He could be a 20/20 guy in the majors if he utilizes his speed. He also has the makeup to succeed and a strong drive to be the best. The lone hangup is how Waters will develop from the right side. His feel to hit is well below his ability from the left side, and it could be enough to drop hitting from that side entirely. Regardless, there’s enough from the left side to project an average hitter. Waters is the five-tool kid that’s next in line for the spotlight. He has All-Star potential.

William Contreras

Born: 12/24/1997 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 180
Primary Position: C
Secondary Position:
Physical/Health
Athletic for the position; quick actions; excellent range of motion; slightly undersized; will add some muscle but likely to maintain fringe-average size; athleticism should help durability.
Evaluator <!– –>
David Lee
Report Date 06/20/2018
Dates Seen 5/25-28
Affiliate Rome Braves (Low A, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2021 High 60 55; Everyday C Yes
Makeup
Carries himself with confidence; puts in work on the side; still developing staff-handling qualities; focuses pitch to pitch for most part.
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Above-average bat speed; hand load tends to get deep; swing can get lengthy; mostly makes up for length with quick hands, explosive lower half; utilizes lower half exceptionally well; notable lift in bat path and extension through contact; some swing and miss; still slightly raw approach but has idea/eye.
Power 55 Power-based swing will tap into raw for above-average in-game power; loud contact to all fields; present pull-side home run power; consistent gap power to all fields; will grow into home run power to opposite field; impact pop for the position.
Baserunning/Speed 30 Athletic for catcher; quick feet; respectable home-to-first times; not a station-to-station runner; should remain serviceable on basepaths.
Glove 50 Athletic actions; quick behind plate; shifts side to side with ease; inconsistent glove; struggles squaring up body to block pitches at times; framing is in development; needs to soften glove some; framework for average defense based on athleticism.
Arm 55 1.95-2.05 pop times; quick release; smooth, quick catch-and-throw; inconsistent accuracy at times; plus arm strength.
Overall
Contreras has a high ceiling based on standout athleticism for the position. It shows at the plate with an explosive, power-based swing that utilizes his lower half and has big lift and extension. He’ll get the most from his raw power and hit enough to make it play. His defense is a work in progress with inconsistent results with the glove, but the athleticism gives him the framework to be average and he offers an above-average arm with flashes of plus times. Contreras has the tools to play every day behind the plate and offer impact pop for the position.

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Timothy Fierst
6/21
On these it would be nice to have position/team up top by name/picture.
Craig Goldstein
6/21
The position is listed up in the top by the name and picture. Affiliate and team are under the mechanics/health section for each player. I can see about moving that up, but the position is already where you are saying. Thanks!
Ed Mega
6/21
William Contreras is related to the CHC C Wilson Contreras! Wow. The future Molina brothers are here. I wonder if there will be a third, maybe a cousin.

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