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Dinelson Lamet

Born: 07/18/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 228
Heavier and more filled out than listing, looks to be closer to 200, strong frame, square shoulders, long legs with projection for durability; athletic delivery, fluid takeaway, closed front shoulder, above-average arm speed to high-three-quarters slot; long stride, front leg drift, inconsistent drive; changes height of leg kick out of the stretch, shortens and quickens with runner at first, longer with multiple runners on, creates timing issues into drive, 1.22-1.35 home.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 04/11/2016
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
Dates Seen 4/7/16
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 91-95 96 Came out 93-95 (t96), was 91-93 (t95) in final inning; holds plane with boring action, works pitch north-south, average control, command plays at a present 40; late life, plays above barrels, fly ball pitch with associated home run vulnerabilities; mild armside run at lower end of velo band, pitch should play up in short spurts
SL 55 87-89 90 Tight pitch with sharp tilt and short break, will front door, sweep out of zone; inconsistent bite, got away with a couple hangers thanks to plus velo; command refinement and general consistency can push into above-average range

Lamet has an excellent pitcher's frame and athleticism to his delivery, but some inconsistency in his weight transfer and drive direction coupled with long limbs limits his pitch-to-pitch repetition. He was around the zone all night, but he struggled with fine command to the corners. The fastball has enough life to miss barrels up in the zone, though he'll be prone to mistakes getting hit a long way. The slider showed moderate bat-missing ability with inconsistent present execution. He didn't throw a third pitch. The mechanical shortfalls and raw stuff suggest a potential path onto a 25-man roster as a useful middle reliever with high-leverage potential if the command progresses another tick.

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