Michel Baez

Born: 01/21/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'8'
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent (Cuba) 12/19/16 (SDP)
Entry Point: IFA
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: September 5th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x — August 31/September 5, 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: San Antonio Missions
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XXL frame, broad features, power pitcher look. Will take him longer than most to grow into his body.
Mechanical Notes
Semi-windup, struggles to repeat at present and impacts command, opens early and falls off-line at times. Long arm-circle, shows behind body, H3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 30 55 Mid-Rotation Starter High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 Will have a dominant FB he can blow by hitters if he sharpens command.
Will have a dominant FB he can blow by hitters if he sharpens command.
Fastball Velocity 70 70 94-95 93-98 Dominant velocity, sits mid-90s all game, has 97-98 in back pocket.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Steep angle when delivery is timed up, occasional run. Rides at the top of the zone.
Steep angle when delivery is timed up, occasional run. Rides at the top of the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 45 Limited in-zone command, sprays over the plate, works over middle-third when he’s throwing strikes. Will improve command as he irons out mechanics.
Limited in-zone command, sprays over the plate, works over middle-third when he’s throwing strikes. Will improve command as he irons out mechanics.
Slider
Slider 45 55 85 84-87 Hard slider w/ flashes of depth and sharp bite at best. Inconsistent execution, short spinner at times. Can bring out above-avg pitch w/ more refinement.
Hard slider w/ flashes of depth and sharp bite at best. Inconsistent execution, short spinner at times. Can bring out above-avg pitch w/ more refinement.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 Shows to LHH, developing third pitch. Throws at armspeed, often straightens over the plate right now, flashes fade action at best that hints it can be an avg pitch in time.
Shows to LHH, developing third pitch. Throws at armspeed, often straightens over the plate right now, flashes fade action at best that hints it can be an avg pitch in time.
Control
Control 40 50 Will need to mix speeds more at higher levels. Relies heavily on FB, leans on velocity. Loses the zone for spells, improving control is the key to unlocking his potential.
Will need to mix speeds more at higher levels. Relies heavily on FB, leans on velocity. Loses the zone for spells, improving control is the key to unlocking his potential.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
High risk/high reward prospect. Type of pitcher that takes time to find himself at the big league level but can be worth the wait. Can be a dominant mid-rotation starter if his control improves. If not, will get chances as a high-leverage reliever.