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Levi Kelly

Born: 05/14/1999 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 205
Large frame with a lean, athletic build. Projection remains for added good growth. High-3/4 armslot with a balanced delivery that requires moderate effort; works exclusively from the stretch.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 09/11/2019
Affiliate Kane County Cougars (Low A, D-backs)
Dates Seen 7/11/19
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2022
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 55 91-94 96 Pitch is straight, lacking horizontal movement but has late life, gets good extension. Delivery requires some effort and, in my look, Kelly seemed to fatigue late with the velocity dipping. Commands the pitch well.
Slider 60 82-86 86 Has two plane movement, good velocity separation and arm replication. Kelly's confident in the pitch and will throw it in any count, stealing a strike early or burying for a swing and miss.
Curveball 50 79-83 84 Currently inconsistent and lacking feel, the few that he got right had 12-to-6 movement and depth from his high arm slot.

Drafted in the 8th round and paid over-slot, Kelly has taken advantage of his first full professional season. Simplifying the delivery by working exclusively from the stretch has tightened up the command. He has also turned the slider into a true swing and miss pitch. Ultimately a high leverage bullpen role is likely, where the fastball will tick up a notch.

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