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Mario Sanchez

Born: 10/31/1994 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 166
Build: Small frame; skinny shoulders/hips; maxed frame.

Mechanics: 3/4 arm slot; average arm speed; short and compact delivery; easy mechanics; slight leg kick with clean drive and landing; delivery times ~1.45
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/04/2015
Affiliate Hagerstown Suns (Low A, Nationals)
Dates Seen 5/17/15
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 45 87-89 91 Velocity: 45
Movement: 40
Command: 55/60

T91 2x; mild armside run; commands well to all four quadrants; works mostly east-west; lacks movement and velocity to beat batters and will need to rely on his plus command; ability for minor improvements in command due to advanced feel for pitch.
CB 50 72-77 78 Movement: 50
Command: 55/60

Tight spin with moderate depth; 11/5 offering; replicates arm speed; will throw in 72-73 velo band for a get-me-over strike early in counts; ability to wrap around the plate for strikes; slight improvement in release points can increase command a tick.
CH 40 82-83 84 Movement: 40
Command: 40/50

Mild fade; replicates arm speed; lacks the velo separation from FB; improvements in release points can increase command a full grade; has mild feel but currently lacks consistency and leaves up in zone.

Sanchez lacks an above-average offering, but brings advanced pitchability and feel for his arsenal. I have seen Sanchez as a starter and reliever this season, and the stuff is a tick higher when in a one-inning stint. While he will not blow his fastball by anyone, he has potential for plus command and the curveball is routinely thrown for strikes. The risk is moderate due to his lack of experience verse stronger competition, but there is a chance that Sanchez's pitchability and command will work as a middle reliever or long-man out of the pen.

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