Jacob Faria

Born: 07/30/1993 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: Over the top
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 10th Rd., 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 5th, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/31
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Durham Bulls
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Physical Description
Lanky, athletic build. Long arms and legs, high waist. Broad, squared shoulders. Has muscle structure, but still has room to add some strength.
Mechanical Notes
Compact delivery, very short step back. Medium leg lift, stays tall, short stride, gets good angle. Not max effort; deliberate mechanics. 1.18/1.19 delivery times with slide step to the plate.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 30 40 Role 40: Middle reliever Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 40 40 88-90 90 Straight with some occasional flat run. Will show some life/tail down to arm side; occasional small cut to glove side, gradual. Hides it in back, deception plays up the velo; will have it get on hitters; 90 mph looks like 92. Locates to arm side well but can miss up, will have some trouble consistently locating to glove side; more success going glove side with cutter. Deception gives some margin for error,
Straight with some occasional flat run. Will show some life/tail down to arm side; occasional small cut to glove side, gradual. Hides it in back, deception plays up the velo; will have it get on hitters; 90 mph looks like 92. Locates to arm side well but can miss up, will have some trouble consistently locating to glove side; more success going glove side with cutter. Deception gives some margin for error,
Curveball
Curveball 50 50 74-75 75 12-to-6 breaker with snap. Throws for strikes, locates to arm side; likes to backdoor vs. LHH. Good arm action with it. Occasional big hump.
12-to-6 breaker with snap. Throws for strikes, locates to arm side; likes to backdoor vs. LHH. Good arm action with it. Occasional big hump.
Slider
Slider 40 40 80-82 82 Short, shallow, gradual, lacks much bite. Cutter-like. Arm works well, but lacks good feel. Fourth pitch.
Short, shallow, gradual, lacks much bite. Cutter-like. Arm works well, but lacks good feel. Fourth pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 60 78-80 80 Out pitch; arm action really sells it; gets dive, hard fade with occasion hard bottom for put-away. Uses to both RHH and LHH. Feel for strikes and will take hitters out of zone. Chance to be plus with more consistent usage.
Out pitch; arm action really sells it; gets dive, hard fade with occasion hard bottom for put-away. Uses to both RHH and LHH. Feel for strikes and will take hitters out of zone. Chance to be plus with more consistent usage.
Overall Command
Overall Command 40 45  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 45  
Overall Summary
Tall, lanky RHRP with a chance for a plus changeup, average curveball, and a below-average fastball that plays up with some deception in the delivery. Tends to command everything much better to the arm side and will struggle at times to locate to glove side. Can be up in the zone too often, but is consistently around the zone and mixes pitches well. Likes slider early in count, but short/shallow, backs up, and gets hittable. Curveball more effective, comfortable using to lefties. Changeup is a weapon to both lefties and righties. Starting now, but see a reliever profile at the next level; doesn't have the command or pure stuff to run through lineups multiple times. See the deception and the changeup playing much better in shorter stints. Track record for getting swing and miss. Has to improve fastball command to glove side to reach ceiling.