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Gordon Graceffo

Born: 03/17/2000 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 210
Extra-large frame, average build, physically mature; Unique windup, steps straight back towards second base from the middle of the rubber. Very mechanical but repeats well.
Evaluator Nathan Graham
Report Date 06/13/2022
Affiliate Peoria Chiefs (High A, Cardinals)
Dates Seen 5/8/22
OFP 60
MLB ETA 2023
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 94-95 96 Heavy, sinking offering, has late life and generates plenty of weak ground balls; Excellent command to all four quadrants; Maintains velocity deep into games.
Changeup 60 82-84 86 True swing and miss offering, fades away from left handed hitters; Sells it well with good arm speed replication and velocity separation.
Slider 50 86-87 87 Currently a work in progress, still developing fell for both breaking pitches. Slider features some two plane movement, landed a couple backfoot to LHH in my look; Will become an average major league offering with more reps.
Curveball 50 78-80 80 Mixed in just a handful in my look; 12-6 shape, more vertical break than the slider; Showed potential as a future average offering.

During his time at Villanova, Graceffo worked to get into better shape and transformed himself from a non-prospect into a 2021 fifth round selection. The development has continued in the professional ranks with a jump in fastball velocity and improved secondaries making him now one of the top pitching prospects in the organization.

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