Jonathan Loaisiga

Born: 11/02/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 165
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as MILB FA 2/9/16 (NYY), Originally signed as IFA 9/13/12 (SFG) out of Nicaragua, signed for $15K
Entry Point: FA
MLB Service Time: 0.000
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 2nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 4/20 & 4/26/18
Level: High A
Affiliate: Tampa Tarpons
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Medium frame and body, physically fit, been in pro ball a while, prior T.J. surgery; lacks remaining projection.
Mechanical Notes
Pitches from a FWU, hands over head, 3B-rubber, long arm action, clean arm, H 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 60 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 70 70 Velocity will play to full grade given FB movement and above-average strike-throwing ability.
Velocity will play to full grade given FB movement and above-average strike-throwing ability.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95-96 95-97 Already a double-plus offering; could be even better if he's moved to the bullpen full time.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Firm life from hand; average run/sink to armside.
Firm life from hand; average run/sink to armside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Most misses were arm side but still showed ability to spot to that side of the plate. Projecting future-average command from a smoother delivery than he has presently with more innings.
Most misses were arm side but still showed ability to spot to that side of the plate. Projecting future-average command from a smoother delivery than he has presently with more innings.
Curveball
Curveball 45 60 83-84 83-86 Power curveball w/ hard down action and 11-to-5 shape; inconsistent at times, but flashes plus; best ones get swings and misses now, projects to be an out-pitch.
Power curveball w/ hard down action and 11-to-5 shape; inconsistent at times, but flashes plus; best ones get swings and misses now, projects to be an out-pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 55 89-90 89-90 Inconsistent present pitch that he overthrows; shows more to LHH and gets action more like a sinker right now. Flashes ability to throw at FB arm speed, shows the makings of a solid-average offering if he can improve velocity separation from fastball. Given lack of reps/innings, there is considerable room for improvement.
Inconsistent present pitch that he overthrows; shows more to LHH and gets action more like a sinker right now. Flashes ability to throw at FB arm speed, shows the makings of a solid-average offering if he can improve velocity separation from fastball. Given lack of reps/innings, there is considerable room for improvement.
Control
Control 45 60 Throws strikes with all three pitches, can locate fastball to both sides of the plate, future-plus grade given quality athleticism and arm action.
Throws strikes with all three pitches, can locate fastball to both sides of the plate, future-plus grade given quality athleticism and arm action.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Has a prior T.J. surgery on resume, hasn't built up a workload as a starter yet which is the primary concern going forward. Career high in IP was 68 back in 2013, threw 32IP in 2017, at 20IP in 2018 by time of viewing, has ceiling of mid-rotation starter. If durability doesn't work out in the rotation, could still be a top set-up man/occasional closer with FB/CB combination.