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 26th, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x -- April/July/September, 2018
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Nationals Instructs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall w/ slender and athletic build. Twitchy, wiry limbs.
Mechanical Notes
Noisy semi-windup w/ crossfire landings and off-line finish. Hooked arm-circle, inverted-w, fast H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 55 Velo can pick up in ‘pen role and allow FB to play above-avg.
Velo can pick up in ‘pen role and allow FB to play above-avg.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 93-94 92-96 Above-avg velo as starter that will uptick in the bullpen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Late ride up in the zone, run when down.
Late ride up in the zone, run when down.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 Command improving as season progressed but still short to turn over lineups. More consistnent low spots to armside.
Command improving as season progressed but still short to turn over lineups. More consistnent low spots to armside.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 79-80 78-80 True CB w/ top-to-bottom action. Mixes to LHH, projects as playable wrinkle.
True CB w/ top-to-bottom action. Mixes to LHH, projects as playable wrinkle.
Slider
Slider 45 50 83-84 82-85 More distinction between SL and CB during instructs look. Mid-80s power / moderate sharpness and depth. Projects as avg pitch in bullpen.
More distinction between SL and CB during instructs look. Mid-80s power / moderate sharpness and depth. Projects as avg pitch in bullpen.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 89 88-91 Limited feel for straight CH; overthrows it, straightens out, acts like a BP fastball. Occasionally shows a hint of dive. Won't need as much in bullpen role.
Limited feel for straight CH; overthrows it, straightens out, acts like a BP fastball. Occasionally shows a hint of dive. Won't need as much in bullpen role.
Control
Control 30 40 Improving ability to keep FB around zone, off-speed only expands zone. Won’t reach ceiling if he can’t throw more strikes in short-stint role.
Improving ability to keep FB around zone, off-speed only expands zone. Won’t reach ceiling if he can’t throw more strikes in short-stint role.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks control for starting role. Middle relief ceiling, stuff plays up w/ less pressure on pitchability in the ‘pen.