Jorge Guzman

Born: 01/28/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 182
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: Signed as an International Free Agent, June 15th, 2014 (HOU), Traded 12/11/17 (MIA)
Entry Point: IFA
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 15th, 2018
Dates Seen: June 11, 2018
Level: High A
Affiliate: Jupiter Hammerheads
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame with an even muscular body, lacks remaining physical projection at this stage.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup w/ moderate effort throughout; short-armer in the back w/ catcher-like takeaway that's deceptively short in the back. H3/4 slot w/ above-avg armspeed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 P 55 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 70 Would play well under 80-grade raw velocity against ML hitters due to pitch inefficiency and lack of command. Immediately becomes a dominant out pitch he can blow by hitters once he moves to a 'pen role.
Would play well under 80-grade raw velocity against ML hitters due to pitch inefficiency and lack of command. Immediately becomes a dominant out pitch he can blow by hitters once he moves to a 'pen role.
Fastball Velocity 80 80 98-99 96-100 Never drops below 96 and frequently reaches 100. Holds velocity late into starts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Jumps on hitters w/ late ride, otherwise a fairly straight pitch. Above-avg life airing it out in short stints.
Jumps on hitters w/ late ride, otherwise a fairly straight pitch. Above-avg life airing it out in short stints.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 40 Spray command, prone to bouts of wildness at times. Less pressure on in-zone location in short-stint role, but will always be a velo-reliant type.
Spray command, prone to bouts of wildness at times. Less pressure on in-zone location in short-stint role, but will always be a velo-reliant type.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 84-85 83-87 Flashes swing/miss action at best w/ sharp bite and power 11-5 shape. Struggles to execute consistently and isn't ahead enough in a starting role to use as a closing pitch.
Flashes swing/miss action at best w/ sharp bite and power 11-5 shape. Struggles to execute consistently and isn't ahead enough in a starting role to use as a closing pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 30 89-90 89-90 Lacks feel and arm speed, did not seem comfortable with grip, telegraphed, more change of pace offering. Less pressure on it facing lineups once.
Lacks feel and arm speed, did not seem comfortable with grip, telegraphed, more change of pace offering. Less pressure on it facing lineups once.
Control
Control 30 45 Keeps FB around the zone when he repeats his delivery, but that comes and goes. Below-avg overall control, can play up in 'pen.
Keeps FB around the zone when he repeats his delivery, but that comes and goes. Below-avg overall control, can play up in 'pen.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Elite velo he holds late into game, but lack of pitchability and CH will make it hard to pitch efficiently as a starter. See better fit in relief role, where loud stuff could dominate games and profiles as a high-leverage 'pen arm.