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Andury Acevedo

Born: 08/23/1990 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 235
Big frame; thick lower half; chiseled top; low 3/4th arm slot; plus arm speed; fast twitch arm; arm slot varies up and down; very inconsistent; violent delivery with max effort; relatively smooth for lack of experience; flies open a ton; falls off the mound; can become twister and lose balance; hips sway too much; did not see one pitch where he had a consistent delivery; good drive.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/25/2014
Affiliate Staten Island Yankees (Short Season, Yankees)
Dates Seen 6/24/2014
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 95-97 99 Elite velocity; extremely poor command; erratic and all over the place; plays down the fastball a ton; extreme armside run with late explosion; would do a ton of damage if he could locate; command largely fails from the mechanics; pitch works against short-season rookies who have never seen elite velocity.
SL 60 89-91 91 Pitch has some potential; arm slot adds deception; commands better than FB but still fringe; has hard bite and solid tilt; pure strikeout pitch; shows ability to sweep across and backdoor it.

Acevedo was a position prospect two years ago. He is now making the transition to the mound so he can use his elite arm speed and velocity as an asset. This is one of the best arms I have seen this season, but the command is virtually non-existent. He has two potential plus pitches, but the mechanical inconsistencies are going to hinder his overall potential for a long time. If he can fix the mechanics, and it could take a very long time, he could become a worthy reliever in short inning stints. Realistically, I do not think he will ever be able to harness his command enough to warrant any chance at a consistent role.

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