Luiz Gohara

Born: 07/31/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: LHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent August 14, 2012 (SEA)
Entry Point: IFA
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 10th, 2016
Dates Seen: 10/11/2016
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Peoria Javelinas (AFL)
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Physical Description
Big, thick bodied; rolled shoulders, soft midsection. Strong lower half. Will require some maintenance; better athlete than the body lets on.
Mechanical Notes
Athletic delivery and arm action. Medium arm circle with a hook in back. Big arm swing behind his body a mild concern, but still seems to get the arm out front on time. High leg lift, stays tall and drives downhill; slight turn over the rubber. Tends to drift forward.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 45 55 Role 50: 7th-inning reliever, top situational arm High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 65 65 93-96 97 Quick arm, ball jumps out of the hand; late life in the zone. Occasional small tail to arm side; straight when up in the zone, but will get some ride when he humps up. Drives it downhill, misses tend to be down; extends and locates to glove side.
Quick arm, ball jumps out of the hand; late life in the zone. Occasional small tail to arm side; straight when up in the zone, but will get some ride when he humps up. Drives it downhill, misses tend to be down; extends and locates to glove side.
Curveball
Curveball
Slider
Slider 50 60 82-85 86 Big shape, has some sweep to it, but will dial up late bite for put-away. Has some variations, will back off to use in the zone and showing more depth when up in the count; occasional feel to add/subtract and use back-door. Will use vs. RHH.
Big shape, has some sweep to it, but will dial up late bite for put-away. Has some variations, will back off to use in the zone and showing more depth when up in the count; occasional feel to add/subtract and use back-door. Will use vs. RHH.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 45  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 55  
MiLB Stats
Overall Summary
Thick-bodied LHRP with big arm strength, an above-average slider and potential to generate some swing and miss. Smooth, athletic delivery with no major blocks preventing him from locating the fastball to the glove side. Does a good job staying down in the zone; misses tend to stay down, but he will go up with purpose. Has some feel for the slider/cutter combo, but lacks that real third pitch going away from RHH. Have heard rumors of a circle changeup, but have not seen it in these AFL looks. He throws strikes, but has below-average command in the zone. The arm works well, has repeatable mechanics, so I can see the command improving; has had low innings totals thus far in his pro career and will benefit from increased workloads. The body will always be a concern, but he is a better athlete than you might expect when you first see him. Still very young and if he develops a serviceable changeup then could make the case for him as a back-of-the-rotation piece. But as of now projects best in the bullpen.