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Ofelky Peralta

Born: 04/20/1997 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 195
Physical: Projectable frame, starter build, wide torso, below-average athlete

Delivery: Stiff motion, mild kick, head whack, out of sync, finish isn’t clean, high effort

Arm Action: Low-three-quarters slot, clean arm action, crossfire, inconsistent release point
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 08/15/2017
Affiliate Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
Dates Seen 8/10/2017
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 95-97 98 Big fastball w/life, heavy armside run, plays for swings-misses when near zone, high usage; high effort, crossfire, wandering release point give him little control/command, missed wide arm-side with frequency, pitch sat all over the place
Changeup 40 85 86 Below-average movement at present, shows a bit feel, throws firm, left over plate, decent velo separation can fool hitters
Curveball 30 73-75   Limited usage, inconsistent shape, bounced consistently, no feel, poor command, lots of development needed

Peralta’s sole weapon right now is his swing-and-miss fastball, that can be very tough to put the barrel on because of its life and heavy action. He’s primarily a fastball pitcher at the moment, although he did show a willingness to give hitters a different look with his change. Still, the effort and inconsistent mechanics make it tough for Peralta to consistently throw strikes, which means that a switch to the bullpen is definitely coming. The fastball and potential “show me” change can play in a middle relief role and at just 20 years old, there’s time to grow into enough control to allow his heater to have a chance to stick in a big league bullpen, although there’s risk of just being a taxi squad member in Triple-A because he needs to have some growth in his ability to throw strikes in order for his heater to play in MLB.

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