Brad Wieck

Born: 10/14/1991 (Age: 27)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 255
Primary Position: LHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 7th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM); Acquired in trade for A. Torres on 6/13/15 (SDP)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 18th, 2016
Dates Seen: 6/1
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lake Elsinore Storm
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Physical Description
Big, lanky frame; broad shoulders; has some thickness throughout
Mechanical Notes
Medium arm circle, hook in back; high leg lift with crossfire delivery; hides ball in back; some effort; trouble repeating release point.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 30 40 Role 40: Middle reliever Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 55 55 92-94 94 Late life; gets tail to both sides; well-below-average command right now, struggles to get to glove side consistently.
Late life; gets tail to both sides; well-below-average command right now, struggles to get to glove side consistently.
Curveball
Curveball 40 40 73-74 74 Big shape, hump, starts early and lacks snap. Arm action plays up slightly; used sparingly and early in the count.
Big shape, hump, starts early and lacks snap. Arm action plays up slightly; used sparingly and early in the count.
Slider
Slider 40 40 79-80 80 Sleepy, shallow, lacks bite; below-average depth. Delivery and arm action play it up; usable vs. lefties.
Sleepy, shallow, lacks bite; below-average depth. Delivery and arm action play it up; usable vs. lefties.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 60 82-85 85 Arm action really sells it; sink/dive and shows late come-back to glove side. Showed one with hard bottom; top secondary, chance to be an out pitch. Inconsistent feel right now, but arm works well and see him figuring it out.
Arm action really sells it; sink/dive and shows late come-back to glove side. Showed one with hard bottom; top secondary, chance to be an out pitch. Inconsistent feel right now, but arm works well and see him figuring it out.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 30 40  
Overall Summary
Big bodied LHRP with a power fastball and a chance to have a plus changeup. Big deception in the crossfire, 3/4 delivery. Below-average command, inconsistent release point right now. Can really struggle to get the fastball to the glove side; but has already made some arm slot adjustments, and recently dropped back down to the 3/4 slot. As a starter was reportedly upper 80s to low 90s in 2015, and same in 2016 spring training; lacks confidence in the fastball right now, but see that changing as he settles into the bullpen role. Has margin for error in the zone with the velocity and the deception. The breaking balls will be serviceable. Should be a very uncomfortable at-bat for left-handed hitters.