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Ricardo Pinto

Born: 01/20/1994 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 165
Mechanics
Arm Action: free and easy delivery; above average arm speed

Delivery: 3/4 slot with moderate body tilt; high kick; some drop and drive; moderate effort to delivery

Body: thin with sturdy lower half; short torso; narrow shoulders with slope; athletic but not fully mature
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 05/01/2016
Affiliate Reading Fightin Phils (, Phillies)
Dates Seen 4/26
OFP 40
Realistic Righty with velocity out of bullpen
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 65 93 94 consistently able to locate for strikes; overly dependent on pitch; maintains from stretch; fairly straight with occasional slight armside run; inconsistent plane generated from delivery
CB 40 45 83 84 small, 11-5 break; more depth than sweep; control/command a struggle
CH 40 50 84 86 straight change; slight drop; flashes fade; infrequent with use, but able to locate
CONTROL 60 60     limits walks; ability to locate FB and heavy usage leads to walk avoidance
Overall

Plus control righty with plus FB. Plus feel to locating FB, which sits 93. Room to add to FB, especially if used in shorter stints. Works quickly and limits walks, mainly due to heavy dependence on FB. Offspeed offerings are highly inconsistent. CH has best chance at being AVG offering. Is straight with slight drop and hints at showing fade. CB has a small, short break; more vertical than horizontal. Lacks a true out pitch. Control is plus, while command is boosted by feel for FB. Offspeed needs to advance to be able to effectively turn lineups over. Likely a bullpen arm relying on velocity.

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