Francisco Morales

Born: 10/27/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 185
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, 7/2/2016 (PHI)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 14th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x — October 2018/April 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Lakewood BlueClaws
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame w/ broad, strong upper-half. Durable build, workhorse look.
Mechanical Notes
Even tempo to SWU; long arm-swing into 3/4 slot w/ moderate effort. Strong lines, repeats, has a starter look.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 50 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 55 Can develop above-avg FB as he finishes filling out and command refines.
Can develop above-avg FB as he finishes filling out and command refines.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 92-93 91-95 T94-95 at best, sits 92-93. Big, strong, hard-thrower who will hold velo over the grind of a long pro season.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Heavy ball w/ occasional run+sink when down in the zone.
Heavy ball w/ occasional run+sink when down in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Raw command, limited present ability to pitch to spots within the zone. Will come w/ time; frame+delivery allow projection to command.
Raw command, limited present ability to pitch to spots within the zone. Will come w/ time; frame+delivery allow projection to command.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 80-81 79-82 Takes something off SL for more of a true CB. Not sure if it’s intentional, though think he’ll ultimately pitch w/ two distinct breaking balls.
Takes something off SL for more of a true CB. Not sure if it’s intentional, though think he’ll ultimately pitch w/ two distinct breaking balls.
Slider
Slider 40 55 83-84 81-85 Best secondary, feel for SL is a separator. Hard spinner w/ sharp bite and depth at best. Could finish an above-avg pitch.
Best secondary, feel for SL is a separator. Hard spinner w/ sharp bite and depth at best. Could finish an above-avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 45 87-88 87-88 Third pitch, only uses sparingly right now. Flashes short armside dive, but too firm and needs separation off FB. Will need to develop CH to remain a SP long-term.
Third pitch, only uses sparingly right now. Flashes short armside dive, but too firm and needs separation off FB. Will need to develop CH to remain a SP long-term.
Control
Control 40 50 Raw control/pitchability, requires projection. Mostly FB/SL, trouble landing off-speed in the zone. Will benefit from full pro season of reps; chance to get to avg.
Raw control/pitchability, requires projection. Mostly FB/SL, trouble landing off-speed in the zone. Will benefit from full pro season of reps; chance to get to avg.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Below Average Average
Overall Summary
Young, physical RHP w/ advanced FB+SL mix. Tools of future mid-rotation SP, though youth and proximity present risk. Control, command, third pitch all require projection.