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Jefry Rodriguez

Born: 07/26/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 185
Mechanics
Body: tall, angular frame; wide features, long arms, sloped shoulders with athletic, loose hang over tapered lower half

Delivery: side-steps into abbreviated semi-wind; short, crouched leg kick at the top; back side swings around and pulls off-line through release

Arm Action: deep hand-break, rigid, in-line circle in the back; unusual arm-path, pushes ball, hooks arm behind body, pushes the ball with short-arm; plus arm speed, whip to three-quarter slot, moderate recoil at finish
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 05/31/2016
Affiliate Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
Dates Seen 5/30/16
OFP 45
Realistic 40/Up and Down Contributor
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 60 90-94 95 Easy velocity, flashes of above-average late sink, late life, additional projection remaining; below-average command, most strikes caught lots of plate
Curveball 45 50 81 83 Three-quarter shape, slurvy-type breaker, stiffer arm action, trouble snapping it off with tight spin consistently; most show fair spin and in-between shape, will snap off occasional true curve with depth
Changeup 45 50 83 86 Flashes hard, split-like finish to arm-side, inconsistent movement, limited feel to land for strikes; shorter-exposure 'pen usage could play pitch up a tick
Control 40 45     Athleticism and loose movement give some room to make mechanical/control adjustments, but could pitch with 40-grade control without improvements to current strike-throwing
Overall

Physical athlete with arm speed and a plus fastball, flashes two average secondary pitches in starting role. Candidate to move to bullpen if high-effort delivery and poor control remain unchanged. Extreme risk starter; 23-year-old in Low-A, arm-strength thrower who can fight his mechanics. Still loses the zone regularly, could stall in mid-minors due to lack of pitchability. Has big-league ingredients, there's just a lot that still needs to come together.

Ceiling: Regular ML Middle-Relief
Realistic: 4A Depth; Upper-Minors contributor

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