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Norge Vera

Born: 06/01/2000 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 185
Statuesque XL frame, mostly filled out with very slight projection remaining. Archetypical pitcher's body. Motion is languid, deliberate, methodical. Moderate leg kick, waits until last millisecond to unleash quick arm from high slot, almost directly over the top. Pitches well out of the stretch.
Evaluator Ben Spanier
Report Date 07/12/2022
Affiliate Kannapolis Intimidators (Low A, White Sox)
Dates Seen 6/9, 6/23, 7/8
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2024
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 70 94-96 97 Excellent pitch even when cruising in mid-90s. Very lively, explodes out of the hand, natural run and cutting action, explodes out of the hand and creates "rising" illusion, deception in delivery allows all of this to play up. Control over command at present and lives up/middle, would get more swing/miss and called strikes with improved precision. Delivery is not an issue here, average to above future CMD not out of the question.
CV 55 79-84   11/5, sometimes 12/6. Gets great depth, at times late and sharp with tight spin but at times sluggish. Flashes plus but not consistently enough to confidently give future 6 grade. Low-80s velo allows it to play well against the fastball. Can locate down and gloveside for swing/miss.
CH 45 78-80   Good velocity separation, has some fade. Should be usable against lefties. Seldom used at present, might get to average if he features it more.

Positive and negative variance present here. Showed much better on third look than on first, and if curve is properly optimized he can be an SP3 or closer rather than the SP4/high-lev. relief type implied by OFP. Using changeup more often is a factor here, as well. It's also possible command issues stagnate development and he doesn't get there, but I see this as less likely.

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