Chad Sobotka

Born: 07/10/1993 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'7''
Weight: 225
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft (ATL)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 25th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 12, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Florida Fire Frogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XXL frame with a physical XL body, older arm that lacks remaining projection.
Mechanical Notes
Stretch only; compact arm action; plus arm speed through H3/4 slot; extends well and rides down the mound.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Middle Relief Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 70 70 Plays down from elite velocity given fringe-average movement, below-avg command, and fringe-avg control.
Plays down from elite velocity given fringe-average movement, below-avg command, and fringe-avg control.
Fastball Velocity 80 80 98-99 97-99 Elite FB velocity, has touched 100 in previous viewings.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 45 Lacked life on pitch, but played up because of extension generated with delivery, pitch plays best when up in the zone.
Lacked life on pitch, but played up because of extension generated with delivery, pitch plays best when up in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Below-avg command, sprayed the ball around without finesse or feel for the zone.
Below-avg command, sprayed the ball around without finesse or feel for the zone.
Slider
Slider 45 45 87-88 87-88 Only threw twice in outing, firm pitch but lacked depth, short pitch with cut-like action, used as strikeout pitch to RHH but was not able to locate, fringe-avg offering.
Only threw twice in outing, firm pitch but lacked depth, short pitch with cut-like action, used as strikeout pitch to RHH but was not able to locate, fringe-avg offering.
Control
Control 45 45 Able to throw strikes with FB, but sprays around the zone and isn't really locating with it, struggled to execute with off-speed pitches.
Able to throw strikes with FB, but sprays around the zone and isn't really locating with it, struggled to execute with off-speed pitches.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
24 year old arm who was repeating High-A, was sent up to Double-A after viewing. Lacks a true swing and miss breaking ball and gets by primarily with elite fastball velocity that plays down due to inconsistent control. Profiles as a middle reliever.