Anderson Espinoza

Born: 03/09/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent 8/15/14; Acquired in trade for D. Pomeranz 7/14/16 (SDP)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 19th, 2017
Dates Seen: Spring Training 3x; Instructs
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lake Elsinore Storm
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Physical Description
Squared, average build; muscular through thighs and chest; sturdy built physique for size, not at significant risk and should retain athleticism through maturity
Mechanical Notes
Slight adjustment on first-base side of rubber, slight rock into windup; decent leg lift to balance point, slight shoulder tilt; can open glove side and leak shoulders/chest; moderate arm swing; moderate stride; firm, inverted at foot strike; late arm; 3/4 arm slot; good arm action, explosive, loose; achieves decent extension; above-average arm speed; delivery with little caveats, projects to be repeatable
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 50 60 #3 Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 60 93-96 98 Quality life; moderate run and bore through lower band; shows plane and can show true cut to pitch at times; struggles to consistently get downhill with pitch, often struggles to adjust; can establish inside; has shown lapses of losing confidence in pitch, go to exclusive backwards sequence or let off, become more passive; arm action and athleticism alongside arm strength enough to project; premium velocity and decent life at extremely young age; potential to project to easy plus.
Quality life; moderate run and bore through lower band; shows plane and can show true cut to pitch at times; struggles to consistently get downhill with pitch, often struggles to adjust; can establish inside; has shown lapses of losing confidence in pitch, go to exclusive backwards sequence or let off, become more passive; arm action and athleticism alongside arm strength enough to project; premium velocity and decent life at extremely young age; potential to project to easy plus.
Curveball
Curveball 50 60 76-79 81 Legitimate 11-to-5 depth; shows moderate feel for pitch, able to subtract and throw for strikes consistently; quality break and spin, natural wrist action; able to get over and extend on pitch effectively; potential to play up in sequence once actualized; can yank out and get early with timing, can struggle to throw with depth at present; potential to actualize to plus grade.
Legitimate 11-to-5 depth; shows moderate feel for pitch, able to subtract and throw for strikes consistently; quality break and spin, natural wrist action; able to get over and extend on pitch effectively; potential to play up in sequence once actualized; can yank out and get early with timing, can struggle to throw with depth at present; potential to actualize to plus grade.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 60 83-86 87 Quality power fading action with advanced arm speed deception when on; can be extremely effective off sequence with fastball; good replication; plus projection; legitimate out pitch; confident, will utilize backwards and to RHH
Quality power fading action with advanced arm speed deception when on; can be extremely effective off sequence with fastball; good replication; plus projection; legitimate out pitch; confident, will utilize backwards and to RHH
Overall Command
Overall Command 40 50  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 50  
Overall Summary
Quality arm and athlete with delivery and arm action that project for mid-rotation future with advanced feel for action on offspeed and double-plus velocity fastball. Struggled throughout the spring with adjustments and was visibly shaken; mental fortitude and adjustment is questionable; feel for arsenal still in fledgling stages. Extremely quality arm with extreme upside; needs to develop into a pitcher from a thrower.