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Alex Claudio

Born: 01/31/1992 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 188
tall build but skinny; listed at 160 and that’s accurate; in between low ¾ and sidearm arm slot; slight crossfire delivery; stays low and is athletic; long stride towards plate and stays over top of front side well; mixes pitches well; hides ball well and stuff got swing and misses.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 05/04/2014
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
Dates Seen 4/10/14
OFP 45
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 40 85-88 88 big arm-side sink; makes up for low velo with big movement and plus command; used movement to start pitch off the plate and end in strikeout on black to LHH; can use it to get in on LHH, came back to inside corner on RHH.
SL 40 76-78 79 showed bite and some tilt; lacked big depth and could break early; did get soft with it often and it lost bite; used it to get lefties to chase, wouldn’t throw it to righties.
CH 70 68-72 72 parachute action; hard arm action, plays well off the FB; turns wrist over extremely well; big arm-side fade and commanded well; feed this to righties away and got an extreme amount of swing and misses.

Claudio comes from a slinger lefty arm slot and his CH is his bread and butter. SL wasn’t great but it may work as long as he can spot the sinking FB and plus-plus CH. He doesn't have dominating stuff but everything generated swing and misses.

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