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Derek Law

Born: 09/14/1990 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 225
Good size/strength; broad back/shoulders; pitches with athleticism; rocks into his motion and maintains good balance; exaggerated hip/head turn in the delivery; very high arm slot; almost over-the-top; low ball pickup below the waist but arm speed is well above-average and never appeared late or dragging; slow release with runners on; 1.4-1.5; slot dropped on final offering; was shaking out arm; left game on 06/08 holding right forearm immediately after.
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 06/11/2014
Affiliate Richmond Flying Squirrels (AA, Giants)
Dates Seen 06/07-08-2014
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2015
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 94-98 98 Impressive smoke; plus-plus velocity range; throws it downhill with intent to blow hitters away; steep and angular; some late burst on the pitch to the arm-side; command is fringy but can work in the zone effectively; late-innings pitch; thrown with confidence.
CB 65 76-83 83 Hard overhand hammer; played well off the fastball and showed intense vertical break (12-6 shape); bat missing pitch; command was a little loose and pitch would start its break too high in the zone; when he finished it out in front and really pulled it down, pitch was near plus-plus; started in zone before diving below like a splitter; really liked the pitch.

Small sample but frontline late-innings potential arm (setup/closer); delivery has effort and maintenance potential, with exaggerated head/hip turn but he's athletic and repeats; arm speed is showcased; fastball is mean pitch; plus plus velocity range, steep plane and late burst; command isn't sharp but has some control; works the zone and forces hitters to engage; hard curveball was legit, with tight rotation and hard downward break; easy plus offering that could play even higher; command improvement will make him a high-leverage reliever at the major league level; setup is likely; ceiling is first-division closer.

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