Bailey Falter

Born: 04/24/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 175
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 5th Rd., 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 21st, 2019
Dates Seen: May 15, 2019
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Reading Fightin Phils
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, narrow frame w/ long levers that add to natural deception. Avg athlete, won't ever be that physical.
Mechanical Notes
Slow tempo through SWU w/ deceptive moving parts. Tall, closed leg-kick; slight turn at the top; uncoils down the mound and shows the ball late. Plunged, off-line arm-circle gets deep on backside into H3/4 slot. Funky delivery projects plus in situational role.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 20 35+ Follow Follow
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 45 FB won't be enough as a starter, but projects as a playable pitch in situational role.
FB won't be enough as a starter, but projects as a playable pitch in situational role.
Fastball Velocity 45 45 90 88-93 T92-93 on best bolts, but settles in w/ fringy velo.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Fairly straight pitch without overwhelming life, relies on deception and location. Occasional late hop+angle when low; mixes infrequent cut-type variant for another look.
Fairly straight pitch without overwhelming life, relies on deception and location. Occasional late hop+angle when low; mixes infrequent cut-type variant for another look.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Occasional low strike to both sides, though hit hard when he's over the plate and lacks the stuff to have margin for error.
Occasional low strike to both sides, though hit hard when he's over the plate and lacks the stuff to have margin for error.
Curveball
Curveball 40 40 77 76-78 Takes something off SL to wrinkle an infrequent true CB to LHH. Loopy break w/ more vertical drop than SL. Show-me offering that projects as a mix pitch.
Takes something off SL to wrinkle an infrequent true CB to LHH. Loopy break w/ more vertical drop than SL. Show-me offering that projects as a mix pitch.
Slider
Slider 45 45 83 81-85 Feel to add and subtract from SL w/ ability to change its shape. Slurvy three-quarters tilt w/ wide, roundhouse shape plays better to LHH and is tough to stay in on.
Feel to add and subtract from SL w/ ability to change its shape. Slurvy three-quarters tilt w/ wide, roundhouse shape plays better to LHH and is tough to stay in on.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 82 81-83 Currently a back-of-the-arsenal offering, doesn't show enough. Flashes separation and moderate fade w/ circle action. Tools of a workable CH but needs to trust it more.
Currently a back-of-the-arsenal offering, doesn't show enough. Flashes separation and moderate fade w/ circle action. Tools of a workable CH but needs to trust it more.
Control
Control 40 45 Leans heavily on FB/breaking stuff w/ underused CH. Will need a third pitch to turn over lineups w/ better hitters. Control and pitchability project better in short stints.
Leans heavily on FB/breaking stuff w/ underused CH. Will need a third pitch to turn over lineups w/ better hitters. Control and pitchability project better in short stints.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Don't see the carry tool for regular role on ML staff. Deception and pitchability make him a solid upper-level depth piece w/ chance for cups of coffee in situational relief or mopup role. Follow grade.