Mario Alcantara

Born: 12/27/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 225
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent July 2nd, 2009 (BOS)
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 25th, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/28
Level: High A
Affiliate: Salem Red Sox
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Physical Description
Strong, athletic frame. Long legs, high waisted, thick lower half. Slightly rolled shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
All stretch, medium arm circle, loose and whip-like arm action. Small hook in back. Medium leg lift, will mix in a slide step (1.19 to plate). Stays tall and works downhill.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 30 40 Role 40: Middle Reliever High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 60 60 92-95 95 Late life in the zone. Flat run to arm side, will cut it to glove side. Is able to get it to the glove side, but inconsistent execution.
Late life in the zone. Flat run to arm side, will cut it to glove side. Is able to get it to the glove side, but inconsistent execution.
Slider
Slider 40 50 82-85 87 3/4 break with depth; showed average bite. Throws for strikes, but inconsistent action and will get loose at times. Arm speed plays it up slightly. Looks comfortable using it when up in the count, but does not have the feel/confidence to use in fastball counts. Ingredients for average are there, so has a chance to improve - but execution is poor.
3/4 break with depth; showed average bite. Throws for strikes, but inconsistent action and will get loose at times. Arm speed plays it up slightly. Looks comfortable using it when up in the count, but does not have the feel/confidence to use in fastball counts. Ingredients for average are there, so has a chance to improve - but execution is poor.
Overall Command
Overall Command 30 40  
Overall Control
Overall Control 30 40  
Overall Summary
RHRP with a power arm and a chance for an average breaking ball. Fastball command is his main issue and he lacks the execution to battle back from bad counts. He creates good angle and the late life on the fastball makes him hard to barrel up. There is some "effectively wild" to this kid. Most of his trouble is self-inflicted via the base-on-ball rate. Inconsistent nature of the slider can make him predictable. However, even with that he manages to keep the fastball off the barrel. Bit of a mature arm, and not a ton of projection left, but has present ingredients. Fastball command will have to click for him to reach his ceiling, but will be a six-year free agent this offseason and would consider signing him to an MiLB contract.