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Justin Dunn

Born: 09/22/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 185
Mechanics
High leg kick that rotates around to a medium stride towards home plate. Generates power with hip turn & rotation around the pivot foot. Clean whippy arm action from a 3-quarters delivery.
Evaluator Kevin Carter
Report Date 05/07/2019
Affiliate Arkansas Travelers (Double-A, Mariners)
Dates Seen 5/2/2019
OFP/Risk 60/Medium
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 90-92 94 90-92/T94 with plus arm-side action, especially on the left side of the plate. Fringy command of the pitch.
Changeup 60 85 86 Flashed plus with quality arm speed, tumble, and swing and miss fade. Command was inconsistent and Dunn left it up over the plate multiple times, but mistakes weren’t punished because of pitch quality.
Slider 55 83 84 Consistently above average with sharp late slurvy break. Broke it off the plate at will and put it on the back foot to lefties.
Curveball 55 79 79 Flashed above average with above average 11-5 break, depth, and spin. Threw quite a few and was obviously focused on development, but had trouble keeping pitch down in pitcher’s counts. Maintains break in zone and can throw for strikes early in counts.
Overall
Dunn is a bit shorter and much stockier than his listed height and weight (6’2″, 185 pounds), with a strong lower half and broad shoulders. He is a plus athlete with quick twitchy movements and plus body control. He throws four potentially above-average or better offerings that should carry him to regular position at the back of an MLB rotation.

Dunn has advanced pitchability with the ability to use any of his offerings in any count. Dunn’s changeup and slider can look similar out of the hand at similar speeds, only for the ball to break in the opposite direction the hitter expected.

Dunn doesn’t project for much command improvement due to an athletic and rotational delivery, but improved consistency of the curveball and changeup could push him up into a middle of the rotation spot. Dunn is close to MLB ready as-is and it shouldn’t be long before he’s ready to take a back of the rotation spot.

Mason Feole

Born: 08/28/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 194
Mechanics
Semi-windup, big leg kick and high hands to a low break by his back hip. Hides the ball well. Very deceptive with herky-jerky mechanics. OTT slot and you see it late. Will vary leg kick and timing. 1.3-1.4 out of the stretch
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 05/08/2019
Affiliate Unaffiliated
Dates Seen 5/4/19
OFP/Risk 50/High
MLB ETA 2022
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 45 89-90 92 88-92 mostly, spots it well up and down the zone. Added velo as he went along to sit low-90s, faded to upper-80s late. Will cut or run it at times, and it mostly seems to be on purpose. Life up in the zone due to the deception. Gets some late/bad swings. Funk will limit command/control projection to average at best. Even factoring in handedness and deception, tough to get it to average, although it will be effective until it isn’t.
CU 60 73-75 77 Better command of the curve than the fastball, can spot or bury. Will manipulate the shape/velo to more 12-7 and low-70s to steal a strike or get a chase east/west. Harder downer is the out pitch. Would occasionally get soft and loopy, but enough good ones for an easy plus projection.
CH 45 79-80 81 Used sparingly, but was confident enough to throw one inside to a righty on a 3-2 pitch. Best one showed average tumble, but it can get loose and scroogie and not in a good way. Some feel here, but doesn’t really need it at this level.
Overall
Feole is a prospect I like more than I should. It’s pretty safe to write lefty middle reliever with a shot at 7th/8th inning utility and move on. I like him as a starter. The frame isn’t projectable, but the slot gives him some extra height and the fastball is tough to pick up. The curve could be a real weapon and his ability to give it different looks is an asset because he would have to lean on it heavily as a starter. There are durability questions due to a recent shoulder injury, but I’d give him every chance to start. I would submit him as a late second or third round pick given the injury/relief risk, but there’s a shot at a fourth starter here.

Leonardo Rivas

Born: 10/10/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5′ 10″ Weight: 150
Primary Position: SS
Secondary Position: 2B
Physical/Health
With the strength and physicality of a prizefighter, the 5’10”, 150 pound Rivas is a dynamic athlete in the middle of the diamond.
Evaluator Brandon Williams
Report Date 05/06/2019
Dates Seen 4/4 – 4/10 ; 4/18 ; 4/22 – 4/29 ; 4/30 – 5/2
Affiliate Inland Empire 66ers (High-A, Angels)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Low 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Switch-hitter with a short, efficient stroke from both sides of the plate. Consistent hard-contact from line-to-line should enable him to hit for average while supplying occasional extra-base hits.
Power 40 Impressive pound-for-pound strength will maximize the power produced from his slight frame.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Superior baseball instincts and quickness make Rivas an excellent baserunner, consistently taking extra-bases while capable of stealing 15-30 per year.
Glove 60 Equipped with the natural instincts and athleticism of a shortstop, Rivas has demonstrated a comfort and ability to excel at second base, as well. Also experimenting at third base and in the outfield, Rivas’ athleticism and versatility will make it easier to get his bat into the lineup.
Arm 60 Good feet and a quick release allow Rivas to make all the throws. Turns the DP with toughness and grit from both sides of the bag.
Overall
Leonardo Rivas is a “winning ballplayer” that can enhance a team in numerous ways. His natural athleticism and exceptional baseball instincts enable him to flourish in multiple positions/situations and make him a valuable addition to any roster. He can be an everyday SS/2B or a valuable asset of the bench.

Vidal Brujan

Born: 02/09/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5′ 9″ Weight: 155
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Physical/Health
Smaller frame and body. Can add some physical mass to body, but is unlikely to be a highly physical player. Will always be on the lean side.
Evaluator Steven Givarz
Report Date 05/06/2019
Dates Seen 4/30/19-5/2/19, 5/8/19
Affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs (High A, Rays)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Moderate 60 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 70 Only saw hit from left side in games, but took BP from both sides. From both sides, hits from an even stance with a small lift for timing. Quality bat control, and knows the zone and works the whole field with plus bat speed. Not a slap hitter, as he can drive the ball in the gap as well. Ambush approach, see ball hit ball, and can be overly aggressive at times, but there is a lot to like. See as a plus-plus hitter.
Power 30 Below-average raw power. Has strength in hands/wrists but won’t be known for over the fence power, more for doubles and triples power.
Baserunning/Speed 70 Plus-plus runner, 4.05 from the left side. Accelerates quick, gets to top speed quick. Plus baserunner that forces infielders to work quick and make them uncomfortable.
Glove 50 See as a primary 2B, but could also get time in the grass given elite speed. Hands are fringe but makes all the plays around him, with plus-plus range, a quick first step, and instincts. Could fill in at SS but wouldn’t be ideal given lack of accuracy and hands.
Arm 55 Above-average arm strength, can play anywhere on the dirt/grass. Would be a weapon at 2B. Struggled with accuracy in viewing, throws often sailed high.
Overall
See as a plus major league starter. Potential 7 hit tool, plus-plus speed as well, a leadoff-type hitter. Moderate risk given inconsistency of defense in the dirt, but still has value even if he moves to the grass. Strong interest.

Jarred Kelenic

Born: 07/16/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 196
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position:
Physical/Health
Athletic frame, but looks pretty close to fully developed already.
Evaluator Jarrett Seidler
Report Date 05/07/2019
Dates Seen 4/30/2019, 5/1/2019, 5/2/2019
Affiliate West Virginia Power (Low-A, Mariners)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2021 Medium 70 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Classic, smooth lefty swing. Swing path and setup has noticeably improved compared to 2018 video. Keeps the bat in the zone for awhile with strong bat speed. Showed off precocious barrel control all series, including beating a typical shift by doubling over the third base bag. Does sometimes still get out of sync with lower half. Overall plate approach was very strong for age and level, with slight questions about breaking ball recognition against lefties and chasing when behind in the count. Moderately open stance with small leg kick as timing mechanism.
Power 60 Consistently hit the ball very hard to all fields in my viewings, including a long home run to RF and multiple balls that went just short of going out. Swing is geared for significant power output, especially given current era of baseball. Ball just absolutely jumps off his bat.
Baserunning/Speed 55 No dig time, because he didn’t have a hard run to first all series. Visual interpretation matched Jeffrey Paternostro’s 2018 report: “11.4 on a triple, good second gear, looks like a present plus runner, would expect him to give some of that back in his 20s, but the frame looks close to a finished product.”
Glove 50 Generally showed good instincts and routes in the outfield, and runs well enough to handle center. Got a good jump on the ball. Closed noticeably poorly on one shallow flyball in front of him that dropped. Expect him to be able to handle center competently enough if team needs so warrant, but could see a team preferring him in the corner depending on organizational needs.
Arm 60 Jeffrey’s 2018 report seemed accurate with limited throws: “Plus arm strength, good carry, accurate. Didn’t get to see him really air it out, and have heard plus-plus thrown on him here.”
Overall
Kelenic has rare 6 hit/6 power future potential, along with athletic secondary skills and a shot to remain in center field. Likely first-division regular outfielder with a chance to be a perennial All-Star.

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