Jorge Alcala

Born: 07/28/1995 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent December 3, 2014 (HOU)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 1st, 2018
Dates Seen: August 24, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Chattanooga Lookouts
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall and well-proportioned, strength in lower half, body is on the stiffer side, fringy athlete.
Mechanical Notes
Straightforward SWU from 3/4 with limited leg engagement, poor stability and effort at release that hurts repeatability, doesn't consistently get over front side. Short, high arm action in the back w stiffness, plus arm speed, big tilt to clear arm, lacks extension, will pull off line when overthrows.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 50 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Plays down at present due to command. In pen will add velo, plane, and command when only needing to repeat for short stints. Will miss bats, get weak contact w margin for error in command given velo and movement.
Plays down at present due to command. In pen will add velo, plane, and command when only needing to repeat for short stints. Will miss bats, get weak contact w margin for error in command given velo and movement.
Fastball Velocity 60 70 93-94 91-96 Gets on hitters with super quick arm, will play up in pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 Has burst, riding life, late run to armside down in zone. Inconsistent plane, can get flat and straight up. In short stints projects to improve delivery enough for more consistent plane.
Has burst, riding life, late run to armside down in zone. Inconsistent plane, can get flat and straight up. In short stints projects to improve delivery enough for more consistent plane.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Misses up and over the plate, finds spots for short spells, best when changing eye-levels but can't do it consistently. 40 future as SP, 45 in pen when needing to repeat in shorter outings.
Misses up and over the plate, finds spots for short spells, best when changing eye-levels but can't do it consistently. 40 future as SP, 45 in pen when needing to repeat in shorter outings.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 75 73-76 Primary second, tips it by slowing down delivery. Flashes solid 12-6 shape w depth; inconsistent, doesn't power through, projects to fringe-average with more development.
Primary second, tips it by slowing down delivery. Flashes solid 12-6 shape w depth; inconsistent, doesn't power through, projects to fringe-average with more development.
Slider
Slider 40 50 83 82-84 Uses less than CB but projects as better breaker. Flashed hard late 11-5 break, ability to work off edge to RH, but inconsistent overall. Needs development but projects to average in pen.
Uses less than CB but projects as better breaker. Flashed hard late 11-5 break, ability to work off edge to RH, but inconsistent overall. Needs development but projects to average in pen.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 86 86-88 Lacks feel; firm when he maintains armspeed; shows some fade when slowing arm. Potential with some work, but will drop in pen move.
Lacks feel; firm when he maintains armspeed; shows some fade when slowing arm. Potential with some work, but will drop in pen move.
Control
Control 30 45 Inconsistent strike-throwing with all four pitches, improvement in pen role and slight uptick in quality of secondaries.
Inconsistent strike-throwing with all four pitches, improvement in pen role and slight uptick in quality of secondaries.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Lacks command and control for rotation. Projects as volatile 7th inning RP with primary FB/SL mix. Needs high-minors dev to improve delivery.