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Julio Urias

Born: 08/12/1996 (Age: 17)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 225
Mechanics
Taller than listed height; closer to 6'1''l; Mexican build; some thickness around the middle; body could become high maintenance; throws from standard 3/4 slot; very easy delivery and release; deliberate stride; hips are very active; creates angle and stays over the ball; slow to plate with runners on (1.45-1.55); good PFP
Evaluator Jason Parks
Report Date 05/05/2014
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen Spring Training 2014
OFP 65
MLB ETA 2015
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 65 91-94 95 Easy plus offering; has velocity whenever he wants it; worked mostly in the 92-94 range; could spike but lost ability to locate; showed advanced feel for movement manipulation; run/cut/sink; overall command is fringe-average at present but has ability to lock in and paint when it clicks; grade to jump to near plus-plus if command play to solid-average or better.
SL 65 79-85 86 Multi-million dollar pitch; shows two distinct shapes; can show more vertical movement (curveball like) in the 79-81 range; sharper with more tilt in the 82-85 range; shows more command of slider than any other offering, including fastball; sharper slider wears fastball disguise and then offers deep slice; can throw for a strike or lengthen and drop out of the zone; major league quality pitch at present; could get even better with experience.
CH 55 81-83 83 Flashed above-average potential; command was below-average; stayed consistent in the delivery and the action, but had a tendency to elevate the offering; pitch lacked movement above-the-belt; flat and hittable; when he worked down and on the corners, he achieved good fading action to the arm side and some sink; when its on, the deception and fade will play solid-average (or better); didn't go to the change with runners on first, even against RH.
Overall

Advanced pitchability; major league quality body; chance for three plus offerings; fastball/slider combo is nasty; changeup should get there; command needs work, perhaps a full-grade jump to really take off; more polish than projection, and I don't see a true frontline future; number two starter on first-division team with likely outcome falling just a little under that. Special arm given the age and present combination of stuff/feel for craft.

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