Build: Wiry; skinny hips; broad shoulders; very mild projection left.
Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; plus arm speed; deep stab; generates downhill plane; mild crossfire; falls off; rocks on delivery with unecessary motion; out of sync and loses tempo; overall easy delivery; delivery times 1.20 - 1.40.
Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
50; Set-up Arm
T96 2X; life; armside run; struggles to command gloveside; velocity fluctuates from pitch to pitch, inning to inning due to mechanics; more consistent mechanics will help improve command; move to bullpen full time would provide tick in velocity.
Replicates arm speed; 11-5 shape; moderate depth; inconsistent release points; works best in 77-78 velo band; refinements in release points and mechanics will boost command.
Inconsistent arm speed replication; mild feel; very mild fade; inconsistent release points; currently firm offering with poor command; refinement in release points and mechanics will boost command.
Baez has a lively arm, but the mechanics are currently a mess. His body lacks consistency towards the plate, with too many contradictory motions. Overall, I like the stuff and think the mechanical aspects are fixable. At the very least, the inconsistencies can be toned down. there is a very small chance he can stick as a starter, and that relies on the progression of his changeup and the improvement of his mechanics. The risk is high due to this being his first experience in full-season ball.