Joe Palumbo

Born: 10/26/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 170
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 30th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: 1
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 19th, 2018
Dates Seen: July 19, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Down East Wood Ducks
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Short w/ narrow frame; lean/twitchy build, very athletic. Tommy John surgery (April 2017).
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup, starts side-saddle; tall gather over the rubber, finishes w/ moderate effort but stays on-line. Extremely fast arm, 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 50 Backend Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Velocity and life project to make FB above-avg despite iffy command.
Velocity and life project to make FB above-avg despite iffy command.
Fastball Velocity 60 65 93-94 92-96 Lightning fast arm, mid-90s lefty, t96 at best. Can pitch at 94-97 in short stint role.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Lively FB, late hop through zone w/ occasional run. Will be above-avg when he's airing out FB velo in 'pen role.
Lively FB, late hop through zone w/ occasional run. Will be above-avg when he's airing out FB velo in 'pen role.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Control over command type, over the plate but loose within zone. Spots better to armside.
Control over command type, over the plate but loose within zone. Spots better to armside.
Curveball
Curveball 50 55 78 77-80 High-spin curve w/ tight rotation; extremely sharp bite w/ flashes of swing-and-miss action. Separator, big league pitch right now.
High-spin curve w/ tight rotation; extremely sharp bite w/ flashes of swing-and-miss action. Separator, big league pitch right now.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 45 86-87 84-88 Third pitch, but working to develop. Too firm at present, can be like his fastball. Flashes of late dive hint it can get more consistent. Projects as usable wrinkle to RHH, even as a reliever.
Third pitch, but working to develop. Too firm at present, can be like his fastball. Flashes of late dive hint it can get more consistent. Projects as usable wrinkle to RHH, even as a reliever.
Control
Control 40 45 FB/CB for more consistent strikes than CH. Can improve a half-grade w/ continued development as he gets back mound time.
FB/CB for more consistent strikes than CH. Can improve a half-grade w/ continued development as he gets back mound time.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of #4/#5 SP if control and third pitch come on. Could have success in a short-stint bullpen role if he falls short of that.