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Gerardo Carrillo

Born: 09/13/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 170
Slow, methodical delivery that stays on line towards home plate well. Super loose and easy three-quarters arm action, but has a somewhat inverted-W upon landing. Could use his legs to develop more momentum towards home plate, and could block with his lead leg more.
Evaluator Ricky Conti
Report Date 06/04/2019
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen 5/31/19
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2021
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 95-96 97 Easy mid-90s pitch with low effort, topping at 97. Pitch features excellent running action with some sink. Velocity is inconsistent, and can fluctuate heavily, occasionally dipping down as low as 91. Run and sink make it an excellent ground ball pitch. Struggles to command the pitch.
Curveball 55 79-80 82 Usually has excellent, but early vertical action, repeats mechanics well enough to sell the pitch. Can get loopy at times. Not a huge swing and miss pitch, but occasionally flashes above average. Also has struggled to command the pitch as well.
Slider 50 84-86 86 Also boasts more vertical action, similar to the curveball, but the action is much later and much more firm. More of a complement to his running fastball than an out pitch.
Changeup 45 88-89 90 Good fading action, but too similar to his fastball. Like his other pitches, he sells well and the action is enough to get underneath barrels, but it isn't a true swing and miss offering. Tough to see it as an effective pitch at the higher levels.

It's really easy to like Carrillo's easy and almost effortless mid-90's fastball with natural sinking action, especially given his light 6' frame. There's some mechanical issues to correct, which could lead to improved velocity and command. I could see Carrillo as a candidate for a fastball that kisses triple digits in the future. That being said, Carrillo's struggles with command, especially with the fastball, have held him back from performing to his true potential. The lack of a big swing and miss offering also limits his ceiling. The risk is therefore extremely high, as Carrillo doesn't currently have enough stuff to get away with poor command. Nonetheless, the stuff is still enough to give him a ceiling of a no. 3 starter, but will most likely end up as a backend arm.

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