Keury Mella

Born: 08/02/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, 5/31/2012 (SFG); Traded to CIN 7/30/2015
Entry Point: J2
MLB Service Time: 0.024
Options Used: 2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 2nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- March, August 2018
Level: MLB
Affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
MLB Team: http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
http://2080baseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/LogoMLBCIN.png
On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Medium frame, muscular and athletic build, barrel chest, wide shoulders, power pitcher's body.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup w/ moderate effort, backside swings around hard and pulls slightly off-line. Full arm-circle, inverted-w strain, 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2018 40 50 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Has the velocity and movement to be above-avg pitch if he can improve in-zone command.
Has the velocity and movement to be above-avg pitch if he can improve in-zone command.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 93-94 93-96 Plus velo, holds mid-90s through starts, frequently reaches back for 95-96.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Heavy overall FB w/ consistent run. Gets downhill angle when low in the zone.
Heavy overall FB w/ consistent run. Gets downhill angle when low in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Commands better to armside of the plate, but sprays the zone and can miss across the plate as he battles direction in delivery. Relies on velo now, can get command to playable in time.
Commands better to armside of the plate, but sprays the zone and can miss across the plate as he battles direction in delivery. Relies on velo now, can get command to playable in time.
Curveball
Curveball 45 50 77 76-78 Doesn't trust it much, haven't seen CB much in either look. 12-to-6 shape, down action. Could be an avg pitch but needs to show it more, hitters settle in on FB/CH combo.
Doesn't trust it much, haven't seen CB much in either look. 12-to-6 shape, down action. Could be an avg pitch but needs to show it more, hitters settle in on FB/CH combo.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 50 55 81-85 Circle-change, long turnover action to armside. Big separation from FB, flashes above-avg dive, future above-avg pitch playing off aired-out FB in bullpen.
Circle-change, long turnover action to armside. Big separation from FB, flashes above-avg dive, future above-avg pitch playing off aired-out FB in bullpen.
Control
Control 45 50 FB and CH two primary pitches, didn't trust breaking ball this look and lacks full three-pitch mix to turn big league lineups over right now. FB for strikes, CH/CB inconsistently around zone. Future avg control w/ more trust in CB and better ability to land secondaries.
FB and CH two primary pitches, didn't trust breaking ball this look and lacks full three-pitch mix to turn big league lineups over right now. FB for strikes, CH/CB inconsistently around zone. Future avg control w/ more trust in CB and better ability to land secondaries.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Don't see the pitchability or deep arsenal for a true ML rotation role, needs to refine third pitch in order to start. See big velocity missing more bats in relief role, where he can focus on FB/CH more and not worry about curveball and turning over lineups. Tools of a 7th inning reliever.