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Lake Bachar

Born: 06/03/1995 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 219
Slow and deliberate to plate; thick through middle, will require maintenance; well-below-average arm speed, short arm action, drags arm a bit; good timing mechanism with toe tap, repeatable delivery, easy with mild exertion to arm action; hides ball to create mild deception, left-handed hitters will see him well.
Evaluator Will Siskel
Report Date 08/21/2017
Affiliate Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low A, Padres)
Dates Seen 08/17/2017
OFP 40
MLB ETA 2020
Video Yes
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 45 87-89 90 Touched 90 once in outing; some downhill with two-seam action, shows cut, wiggle; low velocity causes it to peter out/tail; present 50 command, potential above-average command with below-average movement and velocity
CB 45 78-80   Can spin it in warmups, left up consistently in game; can get depth on it, potential fringe-average pitch with command/control profile; shows confidence to work backwards and sequence it, varies shape, shows tight slider rotation at times; present 50 command, potential to develop above-average.
CH 30 81-82   Inconsistent arm speed, slows it down, left some up; not enough velocity separation to be a difference-maker, mild fade, tunnels reasonably off fastball plane; feel to bury it, will pitch backwards with it.

22-year-old former fifth-round starting pitcher battled shoulder injuries to begin this season. He threw seven perfect innings with a whiff for each inning in this outing, and gets the most out of his below- to fringe-average stuff with pitchability and control. His lack of an out-pitch means very little margin for error, however. Unless the fastball comes back to pre-injury levels, current trajectory of an emergency depth ceiling, with realistic role of quality organizational depth.

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