Jose Soriano

Born: 10/20/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 168
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent March 16, 2016 (LAA)
Entry Point: IFA
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 16th, 2019
Dates Seen: May 9, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Burlington Bees
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Prototype power/projection build; tall, sturdy frame w/ broad shoulders and long limbs; athletic, loose operation.
Mechanical Notes
Full-windup, over-head break; long, deep arm-circle on backside into extremely fast+powerful 3/4 arm-stroke. Athletic overall operation, though short stride and hard landings cause some effort at finish, moderate recoil after release. Has physical tools to improve mechanics; control could progress w/ focus on more compact arc in the back.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 50 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Velo and life dominate A-Ball hitters and could hold their own despite raw control/command. Easy arm-strength and life could make FB plus pitch w/ command gains.
Velo and life dominate A-Ball hitters and could hold their own despite raw control/command. Easy arm-strength and life could make FB plus pitch w/ command gains.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 95-96 94-98 Effortless 95-96 w/ high-90s in his back pocket early in outings. Frame and athleticism project to hold velo over pro grind.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Lively ball w/ flashes of explosive late ride+armside hop up in the zone, and steep angle when down. Delivery inconsistencies limit release and consistency of movement now; could pitch w/ above-avg life if he irons out mechanics and repeats more regularly.
Lively ball w/ flashes of explosive late ride+armside hop up in the zone, and steep angle when down. Delivery inconsistencies limit release and consistency of movement now; could pitch w/ above-avg life if he irons out mechanics and repeats more regularly.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Sprays the zone, limited present command; won’t ever need to be too fine w/ his velocity; still has a ways to go. Some chance he irons it out w/ quieter delivery; deep-projection location that still has a ways to go.
Sprays the zone, limited present command; won’t ever need to be too fine w/ his velocity; still has a ways to go. Some chance he irons it out w/ quieter delivery; deep-projection location that still has a ways to go.
Curveball
Curveball 40 55 82 81-84 Power CB that’s inconsistent but shows glimpses of potentially above-avg pitch. Shows tight spin, sharp bite, long two-plane depth at best; often doesn’t finish it now, stays up or rarely for strikes.
Power CB that’s inconsistent but shows glimpses of potentially above-avg pitch. Shows tight spin, sharp bite, long two-plane depth at best; often doesn’t finish it now, stays up or rarely for strikes.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 45 86 85-88 Didn’t show much this look; crude third pitch w/ glimpses of usable future pitch. Too firm and blends into FB, acts more like a 2sm and needs to take something off. Flashes late, short dive that will lengthen w/ improved separation.
Didn’t show much this look; crude third pitch w/ glimpses of usable future pitch. Too firm and blends into FB, acts more like a 2sm and needs to take something off. Flashes late, short dive that will lengthen w/ improved separation.
Control
Control 30 45 Thrower, struggles w/ free passes at present; loses the zone when delivery falls out-of-sync; blows away A-Ball hitters w/ velo, control and arsenal depth less problematic at this level. Has tools to project up, though control/pitchability still have a ways to go.
Thrower, struggles w/ free passes at present; loses the zone when delivery falls out-of-sync; blows away A-Ball hitters w/ velo, control and arsenal depth less problematic at this level. Has tools to project up, though control/pitchability still have a ways to go.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Classic risk/reward projection arm; ceiling of power mid-rotation SP if control and third pitch take steps forward; easy to see him in the ‘pen airing it out if he needs a fallback. Age, proximity, fairly raw overall pitchability are risk factors.