Francisco Morales

Born: 10/27/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
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: July 14th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- April/July 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; lands on his heel and spins off at times; moderate effort in finish that needs to clean up to develop command. Long arm-swing into 3/4 slot.
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 45 55 Ingredients of above-avg sinker as command refines.
Ingredients of above-avg sinker as command refines.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94-95 92-97 Physical frame can maintain velo through a season, has actually ticked up as weather got warmer. Sitting mid-90s w/ touches of 96-97 early in outings.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Heavy ball w/ consistent run+sink, tough to lift when down in the zone.
Heavy ball w/ consistent run+sink, tough to lift 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.
Slider
Slider 45 55 84 83-88 Best secondary, feel for SL is a separator. Has power to w/ late show and sharp bite at best. Tools to develop into above-avg pitch. Confident and shows to both LHH/RHH.
Best secondary, feel for SL is a separator. Has power to w/ late show and sharp bite at best. Tools to develop into above-avg pitch. Confident and shows to both LHH/RHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 45 87 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. Still quite young w/ frame+mechanics to improve strikethrowing.
Raw control/pitchability, requires projection. Mostly FB/SL, trouble landing off-speed in the zone. Still quite young w/ frame+mechanics to improve strikethrowing.
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. Ingredients of workhorse mid-rotation SP if command and third pitch refine. Proximity and overall projection still required add risk.