Joan Baez

Born: 12/26/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, 4/25/2014 (WSH)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: September 11, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Potomac Nationals
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, high-waisted, on the leaner side with limited projection remaining. Loose and athletic.
Mechanical Notes
SWU from 3/4 slot w some effort at release. Chest high leg raise, partial turn, strong acceleration in push, lands closed to armside and follows through across body; lacks stability, falls off. Arm action: low hands, breaks w claw, wrap, long in back, quick and slingy arm action to release, loses line across body.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 45 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Velocity and movement give margin for error w command; projects up in pen, where there’s less pressure on command.
Velocity and movement give margin for error w command; projects up in pen, where there’s less pressure on command.
Fastball Velocity 60 70 94-95 93-97 Sat double-plus in 1st inning. Will play to high-90s in pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Two plane action w tailing life below bats down in the zone. Pitch runs flat but hard up in the zone; has life across zone to gloveside
Two plane action w tailing life below bats down in the zone. Pitch runs flat but hard up in the zone; has life across zone to gloveside
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Projects to 40 in rotation, 45 in pen role. Erratic, problems releasing early and losing it up. Better to armside. Velocity and movement are difficult for player to harness but give margin of error. Has athleticism to find more consistency, flashed ability to locate down.
Projects to 40 in rotation, 45 in pen role. Erratic, problems releasing early and losing it up. Better to armside. Velocity and movement are difficult for player to harness but give margin of error. Has athleticism to find more consistency, flashed ability to locate down.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 80-81 78-82 12-6 shape with big break. Inconsistent sharpness and will come around it, but flashes 55. Showed he could go back door and back foot but needs repetitions to find consistency. Will benefit from two-pitch focus.
12-6 shape with big break. Inconsistent sharpness and will come around it, but flashes 55. Showed he could go back door and back foot but needs repetitions to find consistency. Will benefit from two-pitch focus.
Slider
Slider 30 40 85 82-86 Spotty but found a few fringy ones with enough break to chase off plate at 85-86; blends w CB in lower velo band. Not a pitch he can trust, can mix in as cross-up in pen role.
Spotty but found a few fringy ones with enough break to chase off plate at 85-86; blends w CB in lower velo band. Not a pitch he can trust, can mix in as cross-up in pen role.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 30 88 85-89 Lacks feel. Firm, slows arm speed and pushes it. Will drop in pen.
Lacks feel. Firm, slows arm speed and pushes it. Will drop in pen.
Control
Control 40 45 Difficulty throwing strikes at present. Down to two pitches, has margin for error with FB in zone and will have CB consistency to stay around zone.
Difficulty throwing strikes at present. Down to two pitches, has margin for error with FB in zone and will have CB consistency to stay around zone.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Profiles in set-up relief with two 55 pitches and third look. Lacks starter upside given poor quality of change up and command.