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Colby Blueberg

Born: 05/11/1993 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
Compact frame, narrow build, filled out; moves well off the mound, moderate athleticism; full stretch, quick leg kick, coils top half, short arm action; pulls hips, short stride to third base side, pole vault action over front side, hard drive away from target, firm strike, inverted; lunging motion, throws across body from three-quarter slot, unique arm angle and motion creates rare release point, extreme deception, very difficult pick-up; whip in follow-through, fluid recoil; 1.34-1.41 to home, varies timing
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 06/03/2016
Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm (High A, Padres)
Dates Seen 4/7, 6/1/16
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2017
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 90-92 93 Shows four- and two-seam movement; hard sinking action with some bore down in the zone, drives the pitch to lower quadrants effectively, will run the four on the hands, average command potential to both sides; average velocity plays up with deception, perceived velocity plays to plus, late life, difficult pitch to time and square, weak pop up and topped ground ball contact
SL 50 82-83 84 Curveball grip, slurvy shape, moderate horizontal action, mild two-plane movement, lacks tilt, trackable trajectory; consistent arm speed, excellent deception, extremely difficult pick-up, solid-average command; works it into the zone, provokes chases, moderate swing-and-miss potential
CH 45 84-86 86 Straight change, mild fade with some tumble, shows some feel, will lose it above the zone; tunnels well, mild deceleration, confidence in the pitch, will throw it down in the count

A 24th round pick out of Nevada in 2014, Blueberg is an undersized right-hander with an extremely funky motion. He creates a unique angle of attack for an average three-pitch arsenal that plays up significantly on account of the deception he creates and solid north-south command. At-bats against him are uncomfortable affairs; batters struggle to time him, and there's enough raw stuff to take advantage of it. He responds well in tight situations and demonstrates high-leverage mentality.

Blueberg projects as a lethal right-on-right guy in a good bullpen, with the potential for a stretch or two in a primary setup role if the command sharpens a bit more.

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