Ryan Castellani

Born: 04/01/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x -- March/October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Salt River Rafters
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall and sturdy frame, broad shoulders, looks the part. Stiff overall, unathletic mound actions w/ limited body control.
Mechanical Notes
Full windup w/ overhead break; strong back-leg drive; off-line arm-circle, hooked wrist in the back; 3/4 slot. Struggles to repeat.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2020 20 45 Setup Relief Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 55 Lacks the command for velo and movement to play in starting role. Heavy mid-90s velo plays up a grade in relief.
Lacks the command for velo and movement to play in starting role. Heavy mid-90s velo plays up a grade in relief.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 92-93 90-95 Above-avg on best bolts, runs into the mid-90s. Loses velo starting games as he labors and pitch count rises. FB could gain a few ticks in the 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Flashes heavy turnover down+armside when operating at the top of his velo range. Loses movement as velocity drops to low-90s.
Flashes heavy turnover down+armside when operating at the top of his velo range. Loses movement as velocity drops to low-90s.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 40 Inconsistent command, often pitches up and over the plate. Sprays the zone, little consistency to his misses to point at one specific mechanical issue.
Inconsistent command, often pitches up and over the plate. Sprays the zone, little consistency to his misses to point at one specific mechanical issue.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 79-80 78-81 Flips in a slow CB for second look at breaking ball. Upside of a playable mix pitch.
Flips in a slow CB for second look at breaking ball. Upside of a playable mix pitch.
Slider
Slider 45 55 84-85 84-86 Wide slant creates tough angle to RHH. Ingredients of big league SL, flashes sharp action and late bite at best. Requires projection but could be above-avg pitch.
Wide slant creates tough angle to RHH. Ingredients of big league SL, flashes sharp action and late bite at best. Requires projection but could be above-avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 86-87 84-87 Better dive at 84-85 than 86-87, but has to slow his arm to get that separation. Needs reps to improve it but won't need it as much in relief role. Might scrap it facing lineups once.
Better dive at 84-85 than 86-87, but has to slow his arm to get that separation. Needs reps to improve it but won't need it as much in relief role. Might scrap it facing lineups once.
Control
Control 30 40 Inefficient pitch counts as a starter, can't work late into games. Labors badly from the stretch and works slowly, falling behind and into hitter's counts. Less pressure on pitchability in 'pen.
Inefficient pitch counts as a starter, can't work late into games. Labors badly from the stretch and works slowly, falling behind and into hitter's counts. Less pressure on pitchability in 'pen.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Physical frame and flashes of hard sinker/slider combo give raw ingredients of 7th inning setup reliever, but has a ways to go w/ control and overall pitchability to make an impact at ML level.