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Gregory Soto

Born: 02/11/1995 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 180
Mechanics
Medium frame, heavier than listed 180 pounds with thick lower half; physically mature. Above average arm speed, hands go over head in full wind-up. High leg kick, throws from 3/4 arm slot, deep hand break, hard drive off rubber. Clean foot strike, will get off-balance, shows mild effort; 1.31-1.45.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 08/17/2017
Affiliate West Michigan Whitecaps (Low A, Tigers)
Dates Seen 8/2/17
OFP 50
Realistic 40 Middle Reliever
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 70 95-96 98 Explodes on hitters with late life. Features mild arm-side run. Works low in the zone and induces ground balls. Command can get loose; average control projection.
CB 40 50 80-82 82 1-7 shape, has some bite. Still developing feel, struggles to stay on top of it.
SL 30 40 88-89 89 Only showed a few times, lacked consistent spin and movement. Struggled to command, still a work in progress.
Overall

Currently a starter but profiles as a power arm out of the bullpen. Features an electric fastball that has the potential to be plus-plus. The secondary offerings are inconsistent and only project as average at best. He has a tendency to rely on velocity and he lacks the command and feel to remain a starter long-term. However, in short, late-inning bursts, the fastball/curve combination could be very tough, especially against left-handed hitters.

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