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Sam Wolff

Born: 04/14/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 205
3/4 arm slot; high front side when back leg drops and drives creating deception; hides ball in back well; inconsistent landing spot; can cut hips off early; has trouble repeating; quick arm action to fast arm coming through; delivery shows effort at times.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 05/05/2014
Affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A, Cubs)
Dates Seen 4/28/14
OFP 50
MLB ETA 2016
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 92-94 95 natural cut; can throw some with arm-side run at lower velo band; sat 92-94 all start; peaked at 95 but heard he's touched 96, 97 as a starter; could see a velocity tick from bullpen; heard it plays 96-99.
CB 55 73-75 77 showed 11-5 shape with some bite; can throw it for a strike and chase pitch; can get soft and lose effectiveness; want to see it in higher velo band from bullpen; heard it plays 79-82.
CH 40 78-81 81 shows feel for pitch; arm-side fade with small vertical action; used to throw away to LHH; presently well below average but could play to fringe average with work out of the bullpen.

Sam Wolff presently has inconsistent mechanics and it challenges the idea of him being a starter long term. From the bullpen last year, the FB velocity played higher and it also made the CB sharper. Ultimately, that's where I think he'll end up and have the most value. He has bullpen experience.

Command profile: presently average, could get to solid average.

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