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Adam Plutko

Born: 10/03/1991 (Age: )
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 200
Mechanics
Starter's mechanics; low-maintenance and balanced operation. Upbeat SWU, high leg lift, consistent extension getting upper-half over landing leg. Arm works well overall through a nearly-OT slot.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 00/00/0000
Affiliate Akron RubberDucks (AA, Indians)
Dates Seen 3/10/2016; 4/7/2016
OFP 50
Realistic #4 Starter
MLB ETA Late 2016
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 50 55 91-92 94 4sm fastball 91-94, consistently gets downhill; 2sm fastball 89-91, running armside action, used vs. LHHs. Commands well to lower quadrants with good feel to mix FBs, plays up avg raw velocity. Projecting half-grade up as pitchability/command improve.
Curveball 50 55 76 74 CB plays as an avg offering pitch-to-pitch, flashing swing-and-miss action at best. Consistent 11-5 shape; 55-grade bottoming action on best breakers--especially at higher velocity range.
Change 50 50 83 84 Shows more straight-down drop on CH than more traditional circle-CH action. Leans on CH more heavily the first time through a lineup. Able to get outs w/ CH against both RHHs and LHHs.
Slider 45 50 84 86 Back-pocket 4th pitch is a SL which plays as a second-look off the CB. Fair gloveside tilt at present w/ chance to get to avg if he works it in more frequently.
Overall

A deep mix of 4-5 average pitches with good ability to fill the zone and change speeds. Impressive pitching IQ, sequencing pitches differently when the lineup turned over. Frame, delivery, and stuff of a reliable lower-rotation starter. High interest, likely a late 2016 debut.

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