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Albert Abreu

Born: 09/26/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 190
Semi-wind up, breaks at his hip, average arc to three-quarters slot with plus arm speed. Minimal lower half engagement with hitch/hesitiation. Athletic and repeats okay despite the weird timing stuff, but lost the delivery/command a bit deeper in the outing.
Evaluator Jeffrey Paternostro
Report Date 05/28/2019
Affiliate Trenton Thunder (AA, Yankees)
Dates Seen 5/19/19
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2020
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 95-98 99 Average command, occasional run, worked up in the zone with the four-seam. High spin offering with late life up. Could change eye levels when needed. More 93-95 later in the start, but kept the top end velocity.
CU 60 79-82 82 Better command of the curve than the fastball, can manipulate the shape and show some different looks to it. Power breaker, will manipulate it between 11-5 and 11-6, but consistently tight, very polished pitch, potential plus with refinement, half-grade or so shy of that at present. Command wavered late but kept at it, would throw 3-2
CH 45     Struggled to turn it over, would cut, firm, but flashed a half dozen good ones. Clearly a point of in-game emphasis. Enough here to 5 if you really wanted to, but it's a ways off that at present. Should be enough change to start if the rest of the profile cooperates

There's a 7 outcome here, change flashes better than your typical 6/high backend top 101 guy, but injuries and durability issues keep the risk factor high enough to keep the OFP there for me. Could be a two starter, could be in the MLB pen by August, could get hurt again. Checkered injury history along with some mechanical/command questions makes a late-inning reliever outcome more likely than mid-rotation starter for me.

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