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David Hess

Born: 07/10/1993 (Age: )
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215
Body: Broad, burly, workhorse features; looks heavier than listed weight; full shoulders; strength through hips and torso. Durable frame.

Mechanics: Fair starter's delivery w/ some balance/timing issues. Slow-paced SWU; full leg-kick w/ mild hip-turn at the top; lands fairly softly in front but has unathletic look; upper and lower half fight each other; causes back leg to consistently drag him off-line at finish/occasionally fly open early. Clean arm-action: stays in-line in the back w/ strong arm-stroke through HTQ slot.
Evaluator Adam McInturff
Report Date 00/00/0000
Affiliate Bowie Baysox (AA, Orioles)
Dates Seen April 8, 2016
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2018
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 50 91-92 94 Sits low-90s w/ occ. bumps of 93; best bolt 94; avg movement to arm-side. Avg control--basic FB strikes--decent command; maintains velocity; around the zone enough to start.
Slider 45 81 82 Low-80s SL; fringe-avg type tilt--short, lateral gloveside action w/ minimal depth; shows very early when he loses front side in delivery; chance to improve consistency of pitch. 45-type SL end of the day--enough strikes with modest action to play off FB.
Changeup 45 83-84 84 Limited confidence/usage this look; broke it out later in outing+used more to LHH; had velocity separation off FB, but lacked run or sink.
Curveball 40 72-73 74 Well below-avg present offering; minimal velocity in low-70s; second-look breaking ball; slows arm--tips the pitch--casts the CB; x-early show w/ lazy, rolling action.

22-23 y/o pitcher in Double-A; got here on strength of durable frame w/ fringy four pitches that stay around zone; chance to make some alterations due to age. See realistic ceiling of 4A starter w/ ML utility in a swingman role; off-chance to provide #5 RH-SP innings for non-contender.

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