Felipe Gonzalez

Born: 08/15/1991 (Age: 27)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as non-drafted free agent 2/15/08 (NYY); Selected in MLB Rule 5 Draft from MIA in 12/10/15 (LAD)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 14th, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/21
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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Physical Description
Thick lower half, slightly stocky build.
Mechanical Notes
High 3/4 arm slot, athletic delivery; clean arm with a little bit of a hook in back. Some drop/drive.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
N/A 20 30 Role 20: Organizational Arm Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 50 89-92 94 Tail to both sides, has some life; movement starts early; will get some sink middle to arm side.
Tail to both sides, has some life; movement starts early; will get some sink middle to arm side.
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 74-76 77 11-to-5 break, big shape and shows occasional snap, finish. Has to back off to locate in the zone; best one is for put away. Inconsistent.
11-to-5 break, big shape and shows occasional snap, finish. Has to back off to locate in the zone; best one is for put away. Inconsistent.
Slider
Slider 40 40 86-87 87 Shallow, below average; lacks bite, sweepy break.
Shallow, below average; lacks bite, sweepy break.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 80-84 85 Soft, gradual fade to arm side; circle action. Below average feel.
Soft, gradual fade to arm side; circle action. Below average feel.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 30  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 40  
Overall Summary
Right-handed reliever with ability to get stretched out, but will see his well-below average command and control play down his average fastball. Fastball gets tail to both sides and some sink; should get more ground balls than he does; movement starts early; erratic in the zone and pitching behind often; consistent good swings against it. Curveball is best secondary; can throw for strikes. Big shape, out early; arm action plays it up slightly, but inconsistent, and not using it when down in the count plays against usability. Circle changeup gets soft, gradual fade to arm side; use to lefties. Slider is fourth pitch; loose, sleepy break and lacking depth; below-average pitch. He works quick when he's right, but very inconsistent, and has trouble repeating the arm slot and release point. There is some athleticism there, but he lacks an out pitch, and does not pitch down in the zone enough to take advantage of the sink on the fastball. Best suited for short stints out of the pen, but lacks matchup stuff. Swingman role at low-to-middle minor league levels.