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A.J. Ladwig

Born: 12/24/1992 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 180
XL frame with a slender body; has some physical projection left but not much; athletic; good body and frame to log innings. Pitches from a full windup; smooth arm action with fair arm speed; three-quarters slot; works quick.
Evaluator Steve Givarz
Report Date 06/17/2016
Affiliate Lakeland Flying Tigers (High A, Tigers)
Dates Seen 4/10/16, 5/29/16, 6/15/16
OFP 45
MLB ETA 2018
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 89-92 93 FB 89-92 T93, some sink; throws lots of strikes, above-average control.

Movement- 45/45
Curveball 45 76-80 81 CB 76-80; downer action; 12/6 shape; can get slurvy at times; okay bite; primarily used early in count.
Slider 40 83-85 86 SL 83-85 T86; short cutter action; lacks depth with some tilt; okay bite; lacks consistency and tends to be left in zone.
Changeup 45 83-85 87 CH 83-85 T87; fair arm speed; some late fading action; used to both sides but mainly to LHH; spots pitch well on lower half of the zone; effective GB offering.

Ladwig is a strike thrower if there was a definition of one, he has plus control of his arsenal and has okay command of it all. He lacks a knockout offering and can be hittable since he is in the zone so often. Interesting projectable pitcher who could be a usable swingman.

Control- 60/60
Command- 45/50

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