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Stevie Branche

Born: 05/18/1997 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 205
Extra large frame with an average build, Throws from semi-windup, 3/4 arm slot with above average arm speed, moderate effort in the delivery.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 08/30/2021
Affiliate Dayton Dragons (High A, Reds)
Dates Seen 8/27/21
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2023
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 70 95-96 99 Heavy and straight offering with plenty of late life; Shows good ride up in the zone and will generate swing and miss, Velocity dips a notch when working out of the stretch.
Slider 50 83-85 85 Threw a handful of inconsistent sliders during my look, does have some horizontal break but is not sharp, will play as an average pitch with more reps.
Curveball 40 80-82 82 12-6 shape, currently just a change of pace, very inconsistent with the release point, stays in the zone too long and will get hit hard by more advanced hitters.

In a normal year Branche would of had his name called somewhere in the middle rounds. However with a truncated draft he wound up having to wait until after all the selections were made to sign a free agent contract with Cincinnati. He's a late bloomer from the Division III ranks but the electric fastball and developing secondaries will eventually land him in a major league bullpen.

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