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Riley Pint

Born: 11/06/1997 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 195
Mechanics
three-quarters arm slot with athletic delivery; uses moderate effort; repeatable; needs to get more compact if he hopes to improve his control/command; high leg kick; bends his legs on release; keeps mechanics consistent when throwing all pitches, doesn’t give away pitch selection; falls away from home plate on his follow through, isn’t in a good fielding position upon release.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 05/03/2017
Affiliate Asheville Tourists (Low A, Rockies)
Dates Seen 4/9/2017
OFP 70
Realistic 60; Number three starter; possible closer
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 70 95-96 100 The pitch jumps out of his hand with arm-side movement, which can help lead to swings and misses; Hitters have a hard time catching the pitch up in the zone; the plus-plus offering can play down due to spotty command, but future growth should help it play to its potential.
Changeup 50 55 85-86 87 Rarely thrown; fades out of the zone; still developing, looks like it should be an average offering with a possibility to get plus because of the movement and strikeout potential.
Curveball 55 60 82-83 84 11/6 movement with sharp and late movement; definite out pitch, made a few hitters look silly; frequently uses it with two strikes; commands it better than his fastball, will rarely be in the zone, instead uses it to get hitters to chase; The velo separation, in addition to the movement, will cause plenty of whiffs.

Slider 45 50 82-83 84 Used much less than his curveball during the start; still had some sharp bite to it, although not as sharp as his curveball; has some late movement, could be a strikeout pitch.
Control/Command 40 50     Fastball was all over the place during the start, jacked up the pitch count; throws rather than pitches at this point; Didn’t miss in one particular spot, fastball was all around the zone. His mechanics make it difficult for Pint to hit his spots consistently.
Overall

Pint is a projectable and athletic right hander whose stuff is some of the best in the minor leagues. Unfortunately he has some major strides to make in terms of his command/control. If his fastball command improves as he gets older, the sky's the limit for Pint, who possesses a sharp breaking, swing-and-miss curveball and a major-league caliber slider/changeup to complement his mid 90s heater that he can push to the triple digits. There is big upside in his profile, but also the chance that his spotty control will hold him back from reaching his potential. If this is the case, Pint can break into the league as an elite back-of-the-bullpen arm in a worst case scenario.

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