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Jake Woodford

Born: 10/28/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 210
Mechanics
Deep arm action, arm and wrist wrap, clean footstrike, average arm speed, good arm extension, finishes over front leg into an athletic fielding position; three-quarters slot; mild effort, repeats well; competes, doesn't give in, controlled demeanor.

Runner on first 1.20/1.27/1.32
Evaluator Javier Barragan
Report Date 05/21/2017
Affiliate Palm Beach Cardinals (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 5/21/17
OFP 50
Realistic 45; Back-end starter
MLB ETA 2019
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 60 92-93 96 Mostly sinkers, aims for corners, gets in on both handedness, more velo will come with further maturation.

Occasionally will reach for more into the mid-90s to blow it past hitters particularly later in games, really flattens in these situations, flashed a cutter with moderate movement. Fastball plays well due to ability to pound the zone.
Curveball 40 45 83 86 Uses as out pitch, depth at 10-5 with moderate sharpness, will throw in any count, can place in and out of zone; often thrown to glove side.
Changeup 30 50 84 87 Minimal action, thrown mostly to LHH, will roll out of hand, mild feel, varies count usage, sells it. Flashed average and should be able to get there more consistently with repetition.
Overall

A competitor who doesn't let up, Jake Woodford has an idea of sequencing and enough stuff to hold his own in the starting rotation. At 20 years old, Woodford has more room for improvement with pitchability, velo and stuff. Woodford does not do anything flashy, but pitches to win and hits his spots. With continued maturation and development, Woodford will develop into a mid-rotation starter.

Injury: Right elbow sprain in June 2016.

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