Jordan Yamamoto

Born: 05/11/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd. 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft, (MIL), Traded 1/25/18 (MIA)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 24th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x-- November 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
A bit on the slighter side for SP; some strength in lower half but not physical. Loose and athletic, moves well off mound. Could get stronger in upper half.
Mechanical Notes
Compact, low-effort SWU from 3/4 slot. Breaks into wrap, long in back, average arm speed but fluid to well-timed release; online to plate, repeatable.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 45 Swingman High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 50 Takes on and off to create deception w/ 4S wrinkle. Won't miss bats and will play to weak contact; needs to be fine, has pitchability and delivery to project another command step.
Takes on and off to create deception w/ 4S wrinkle. Won't miss bats and will play to weak contact; needs to be fine, has pitchability and delivery to project another command step.
Fastball Velocity 40 40 87-88 85-92 2S 85-89; 4S 90-92 as wrinkle. Not his game; takes on off.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Sink across zone, two-plane action to armside half. 4S mixed in is straight, but gets on hitters w solid life.
Sink across zone, two-plane action to armside half. 4S mixed in is straight, but gets on hitters w solid life.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 50 55 Moves it to all four quadrants; better to armside but able to hit gloveside consistently enough to keep LHBs from hanging over plate; well loose it up occasionally and get ripped; changes eye-levels w 4S, will need to be very fine w it in MLB. Has repeatability to improve half-grade.
Moves it to all four quadrants; better to armside but able to hit gloveside consistently enough to keep LHBs from hanging over plate; well loose it up occasionally and get ripped; changes eye-levels w 4S, will need to be very fine w it in MLB. Has repeatability to improve half-grade.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 73-74 71-75 4th pitch. 12-6 big bender; not super-sharp but plays up with depth, location down and in zone, deception off SL. Will need to sharpen to fool MLB bats.
4th pitch. 12-6 big bender; not super-sharp but plays up with depth, location down and in zone, deception off SL. Will need to sharpen to fool MLB bats.
Slider
Slider 50 50 78 76-80 Distinct from CB; uses it more. Has good sharpness and spin; average depth. Gets swing and miss with ability to locate just off plate to RHB or backfoot to LHB.
Distinct from CB; uses it more. Has good sharpness and spin; average depth. Gets swing and miss with ability to locate just off plate to RHB or backfoot to LHB.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 80-81 80-84 Tunnels off FB w heavy fade; doesn't get enough separation for swing/miss, but plays to weak contact bc hitters off-balance trying to time FB.
Tunnels off FB w heavy fade; doesn't get enough separation for swing/miss, but plays to weak contact bc hitters off-balance trying to time FB.
Control
Control 50 50 Has command and consistency to be above average, but stuff will require him to nibble at edges in MLB leading to some walks.
Has command and consistency to be above average, but stuff will require him to nibble at edges in MLB leading to some walks.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Plus Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Plus Plus
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Average repertoire plays up with plus pitchability, ability to sequence and move FB around the zone. Still finding consistency but flashes command to make it work w some chases off slider and change-up. Fits as rotation depth able to eat 120 innings w risk he doesn't take another step with command; mop-up fallback.