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Dylan Rheault

Born: 03/21/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 9" Weight: 245
Build: Extreme height; nearly 7 feet tall; long limbs; bottom half is muscular; maxed frame.

Mechanics: raised arm slot in last year from low to natural 3/4; average arm speed; long extension; arm will occasionally drag and front side will fly open; extreme plane from tall frame; moderate exertion; mild drive; delivery times ~1.45
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 04/27/2015
Affiliate Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
Dates Seen 4/24/15
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2017
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 50 88-91 91 Average command; velo looks stronger due to long extension; extreme armside run; boring action; works to both sides of the plate; works best when boring into hands of batters.
SL 40 81-83 84 Below-average command; mild feel; moderate sweep; slows arm ocassionally; release points were inconsistent; slight refinements in release points and command will push this pitch to a fringe offering; do not envision the mechanics allowing him to consistently command the offering.
CH 40 83-85 85 Below-average command; mild feel; replicates arm speed; mild fade; lacks velo separation from FB; slight refinements in release point will improve offering.

Rheault is a tall and lanky pitcher that has extreme moving and plane on his pitches, but the tall frame also correlates to inconsistent mechanics and a struggle to repeat his overall delivery. I envision Rheault in an up-and-down relief role due to these inconsistencies.

Round Drafted: 19th round, 2013
Why: Tall and projectable body with three pitch mix from a extreme, downhill plane; potential for middle relief profile.

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