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Louis Head

Born: 04/23/1990 (Age: )
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 180
Relief delivery; all effort; total thrower. NWU, throws up high front side, upper-half thwacks hard through release with exaggerated extension over lower-half. Effort in delivery varies consistency of arm-slots and extension, impacting overall strikethrowing and SL depth.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 00/00/0000
Affiliate Akron RubberDucks (AA, Indians)
Dates Seen 4/7/2016; 4/10/2016
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 94 96 Ranged from 91-96, sat 94-95. 4sm type fastball; consistently heavy ball; abv-avg velocity gave late bursting action through the zone. Always will pitch w/ blw-avg command within the zone. Basic strikes and control of FB off-and-on because of inconsistent mechanics.
Slider 45 82 85 Better feel for SL in second viewing; plays as a fringe-avg pitch overall w/ best SLs having 50-grade tilt and finish. Inconsistent action on pitch due to high-effort delivery and mechanical variables.
Cutter 50 88 92 Showed more in second viewing; third pitch w/ distinctly different action than SL; flashed darting gloveside action at best.

FB and SL 'pen arm; plus velocity w/ flashes of average SL at best; mechanical inconsistency costs him the control and secondary pitch to profile as a regular bullpen option at ML level. Best-case ceiling of middle-man for non-contending club; more reliably profiles as up-and-down and/or 4A relief arm; majority of appearances likely to come at high-minors level.

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