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Mason Feole

Born: 08/28/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 194
Mechanics
Semi-windup, big leg kick and high hands to a low break by his back hip. Hides the ball well. Very deceptive with herky-jerky mechanics. OTT slot and you see it late. Will vary leg kick and timing. 1.3-1.4 out of the stretch
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 05/08/2019
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Dates Seen 5/4/19
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2022
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 45 89-90 92 88-92 mostly, spots it well up and down the zone. Added velo as he went along to sit low-90s, faded to upper-80s late. Will cut or run it at times, and it mostly seems to be on purpose. Life up in the zone due to the deception. Gets some late/bad swings. Funk will limit command/control projection to average at best. Even factoring in handedness and deception, tough to get it to average, although it will be effective until it isn't.
CU 60 73-75 77 Better command of the curve than the fastball, can spot or bury. Will manipulate the shape/velo to more 12-7 and low-70s to steal a strike or get a chase east/west. Harder downer is the out pitch. Would occasionally get soft and loopy, but enough good ones for an easy plus projection.
CH 45 79-80 81 Used sparingly, but was confident enough to throw one inside to a righty on a 3-2 pitch. Best one showed average tumble, but it can get loose and scroogie and not in a good way. Some feel here, but doesn't really need it at this level.
Overall

Feole is a prospect I like more than I should. It's pretty safe to write lefty middle reliever with a shot at 7th/8th inning utility and move on. I like him as a starter. The frame isn't projectable, but the slot gives him some extra height and the fastball is tough to pick up. The curve could be a real weapon and his ability to give it different looks is an asset because he would have to lean on it heavily as a starter. There are durability questions due to a recent shoulder injury, but I'd give him every chance to start. I would submit him as a late second or third round pick given the injury/relief risk, but there's a shot at a fourth starter here.

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